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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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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?
But the work was going on everywhere; masters in the art were developing, and a fund of tricks and expedients was being accumulated.
Concepts of good and evil are therefore, in their origin, merely a means to an end, they are expedients for acquiring power.
In sincerity of feeling and openness of statement, these words went far beyond anything that had ever been said in this home, kept up on the wages of a secret industry eked out by the sale of more or less secret wares: the poor expedients devised by a mediocre mankind for preserving an imperfect society from the dangers of moral and physical corruption, both secret too of their kind.
He was asked by Colonel Lloyd and my old master, why he resorted to this extraordinary expedient.
My greatest apprehension was for mine eyes, which I should have infallibly lost, if I had not suddenly thought of an expedient.
This made us not very solicitous about their menaces; but finding that they continued to hover about our habitation, and being wearied with their clamours, we thought it might be a good expedient to fright them away by firing four muskets towards them, in such a manner that they might hear the bullets hiss about two feet over their heads.
Knowing that Englishmen governed by a fixed idea sometimes resort to the desperate expedient of suicide, Passepartout kept a narrow watch upon his master, though he carefully concealed the appearance of so doing.
Collins should be in possession of the Longbourn estate, it would be highly expedient that both he and his wife should make their appearance at St.
And an artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
I blush for you, Tom," said he, in his most dignified manner; "I blush for the expedient which I am driven on, and I trust I may pity your feelings as a brother on the occasion.
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.
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.