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expedient

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of expedient

  1. suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances made the expedient decision to sell the land to whomever offered the most money Synonyms advisable, desirable, judicious, politic, prudent, tactical, wise Related Words advantageous, beneficial, profitable; useful, utilitarian; feasible, possible, practicable, practical; opportune, seasonable, timely; opportunistic, self-seeking Near Antonyms impractical, profitless, unfeasible, unprofitable; inopportune, unseasonable, untimely Antonyms impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, inexpedient, injudicious, unwise


expedient

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of expedient

  1. 1 a temporary replacement if you're a spectator caught without rainwear at a sporting event, then a plastic garbage bag makes an acceptable, if unfashionable, expedient Synonyms makeshift, stopgapRelated Words quick fix; recourse, refuge, resort; alternate, backup, standby, stand-in, substitute, understudy

  2. 2 an action planned or taken to achieve a desired result he vowed to use any expedient available to get the project done on time Synonyms measure, means, move, shift, stepRelated Words act, action, deed, doing, feat, thing; course, procedure, proceeding, process; accomplishment, achievement, attainment, coup, exploit, success, triumph; activity, affair, business, dealing, enterprise, event; attempt, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, initiative, operation, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, undertaking, whack; effort, exertion, labor, pains, trouble, while, work; project, proposal, proposition; makeshift, resort, resource, stopgap; countermeasure, countermove, counterstep

  3. 3 something that one uses to accomplish an end especially when the usual means is not available since there wasn't a single bandage left in our backpacks, we had to use a bandanna, our only expedient Synonyms resource, recourse, resortRelated Words hope, opportunity, possibility, relief; makeshift, replacement, stopgap, substitute



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