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The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.‘an act of political expediency’
convenience, advantage, advantageousness, usefulness, utility, benefit, profitability, profit, gain, gainfulness, effectivenessView synonyms
- ‘Once Constitution stands in the way of natural justice then it must be rooted out and changed with vigorous expediency.’
- ‘Jefferson's acts as president possess a coherence beyond the accidents of expediency.’
- ‘With a national election looming next year, the dispute is charged with allegations of political expediency.’
- ‘That creation can only be regarded as one of expediency and convenience.’
- ‘How does the state balance sympathy and the demands of expediency?’
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