Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Suitable under the circumstances; advantageous; advisable.

Part of speech: noun

That which promotes an end; resource.

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Usage examples "expedient":

  1. The practice is a temporary expedient of value, but probably cannot be pursued indefinitely with profit. - "Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement", Alva Agee.
  2. Fortunately the baby was so young that these matters could be kept from her knowledge until it seemed expedient to reveal them to her. - "The Stronger Influence", F.E. Mills Young.
  3. Thus Annie knew very well where Red Barbara was to be found, although the latter had not considered it expedient to return to Hungary. - "Pretty Michal", Mór Jókai.