in·​ex·​pe·​di·​en·​cy | \ ˌi-nik-ˈspē-dē-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce inexpediency (audio) \

Definition of inexpediency

: 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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First Known Use of inexpediency

1641, in the meaning defined above

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“Inexpediency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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