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Synonyms for expedient

Synonyms for expedient

worth doing, especially for practical reasons

something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available

Antonyms for expedient

serving to promote your interest

appropriate to a purpose

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Sir Thomas found it expedient to go to Antigua himself, for the better arrangement of his affairs, and he took his eldest son with him, in the hope of detaching him from some bad connexions at home.
Lady Susan finds it necessary that Frederica should be to blame, and probably has sometimes judged it expedient to excuse her of ill-nature and sometimes to lament her want of sense.
If I possessed an expedient for extricating her from a dilemma, without compromising my own neck to the extent of a single running knot, what would you say to it?
I have imagination; I will devise expedients for you.
And so, as they had the power and wish to inculpate him, this expedient of an inquiry and trial seemed unnecessary.
It is not expedient to burden this preliminary to my story with further details, which I do make asseveration I possess a-plenty.
No;" answered Nightingale, "not if I can give you an expedient by which you may at any time get out of the trap.
He declared them to be, like all other morals, merely an expedient for protecting a certain type of man.
Concepts of good and evil are therefore, in their origin, merely a means to an end, they are expedients for acquiring power.
She was visited by no more outbursts, moving her to such futile expedients.
The expedients which have been mentioned would soon give the States or confederacies that made use of them a superiority over their neighbors.
It will be attended to, that in the examination of these expedients, I confine myself to their aptitude for ENFORCING the Constitution, by keeping the several departments of power within their due bounds, without particularly considering them as provisions for ALTERING the Constitution itself.
This course, when others fail, may be good, but it is very bad to have neglected all other expedients for that, since you would never wish to fall because you trusted to be able to find someone later on to restore you.
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