- (of an action) useful or necessary for a particular purpose, but not always fair or right The government has clearly decided that a cut in interest rates would be politically expedient. opposite inexpedient
- NAmE//ɪkˈspidiənsi//noun [uncountable] He acted out of expediency, not principle.
NAmE//ɪkˈspidiənt//(formal) [not usually before noun]
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