in·​ex·​pe·​di·​en·​cy ˌi-nik-ˈspē-dē-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce inexpediency (audio)
: the quality or fact of being inexpedient

Examples of inexpediency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their book asserts without qualification that those few M.P.s who did speak against the act objected only on grounds of inexpediency and unfairness, and never on the principle of the right. William Hogeland, The New Republic, 25 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inexpediency was in 1641

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“Inexpediency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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