in·​ex·​pe·​di·​ent ˌi-nik-ˈspē-dē-ənt How to pronounce inexpedient (audio)
: not expedient : inadvisable
inexpediently adverb

Examples of inexpedient in a Sentence

a nutritionally dubious, inexpedient method for losing weight

Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inexpedient was in 1608

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Cite this Entry

“Inexpedient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


in·​ex·​pe·​di·​ent ˌin-ik-ˈspēd-ē-ənt How to pronounce inexpedient (audio)
: not suited to bring about a desired result : unwise
an inexpedient decision
inexpediently adverb
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