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expedient

adjective (a)

  • serving to promote your interest (adj.all)
    Antonym: inexpedient
    Example:
    Was merciful only when mercy was expedient.
    source: wordnet30
  • Hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances; conducive to self-interest; desirable; advisable; advantageous; -- sometimes contradistinguished from right. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • appropriate to a purpose; practical (adj.all)
    Example:
    In the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty.
    source: wordnet30

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