Definition of expediency in US English:

expediency

noun

  • The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.

    ‘an act of political expediency’
    • ‘Jefferson's acts as president possess a coherence beyond the accidents of 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    convenience, advantage, advantageousness, usefulness, utility, benefit, profitability, profit, gain, gainfulness, effectiveness
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Pronunciation

expediency

/ɪkˈspidiənsi//ikˈspēdēənsē/