Definition of expediency in English:

expediency

noun

  • [mass noun] The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience:

    ‘an act of political expediency’
    • ‘How does the state balance sympathy and the demands of expediency?’
    • ‘Once Constitution stands in the way of natural justice then it must be rooted out and changed with vigorous expediency.’
    • ‘That creation can only be regarded as one of expediency and convenience.’
    • ‘With a national election looming next year, the dispute is charged with allegations of political expediency.’
    • ‘Jefferson's acts as president possess a coherence beyond the accidents of expediency.’
    convenience, advantage, advantageousness, usefulness, utility, benefit, profitability, profit, gain, gainfulness, effectiveness
    practicality, pragmatism
    prudence, judiciousness, desirability, suitability, advisability, appropriateness, appropriacy, aptness, fitness, timeliness, opportunism, propitiousness
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Pronunciation:

expediency

/ɪkˈspiːdɪənsi/