- expedient [ek spē′dē ənt, ikspē′dē ənt]adj.[ME < OFr < L expediens, prp. of expedire: see EXPEDITE]1. useful for effecting a desired result; suited to the circumstances or the occasion; advantageous; convenient2. based on or offering what is of use or advantage rather than what is right or just; guided by self-interest; politicn.1. an expedient thing; means to an end2. a device used in an emergency; makeshift; resourceSYN.- RESOURCEexpedientlyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.