The adjective expedient describes something that provides an easy way to achieve a goal or result, but it's not necessarily a moral solution.
- Pronunciation: /ɪk'spidɪənt/
- English Description: appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
- Synonyms: advantageous
- Chinese Translation: 权宜的(quan2 yi4 de)
- Spanish Translation: conveniente
- ORIGIN: Politically expedient means something you do to advance yourself politically. Use expedient when you want to hint that a particular solution or strategy has certain benefits and advantages but is not completely fair. However, expedient can also be used to describe something practical for a particular purpose.
- While such a finding would have once been politically expedient for his great-uncle, today Peter Harding confessed to a little disappointment.
- I don’t want to be a politician because politicians do what is politically expedient.
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