Associations to the word «Expedient»


EXPEDIENT, adjective. Simple, easy, or quick; convenient.
EXPEDIENT, adjective. Governed by self-interest, often short-term self-interest.
EXPEDIENT, adjective. (obsolete) Quick; rapid; expeditious.
EXPEDIENT, noun. A method or means for achieving a particular result, especially when direct or efficient; a resource.

Dictionary definition

EXPEDIENT, noun. A means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one.
EXPEDIENT, adjective. Serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient".
EXPEDIENT, adjective. Appropriate to a purpose; practical; "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza