inexpedient

  • 1 Inexpedient — In ex*pe di*ent, a. Not expedient; not tending to promote a purpose; not tending to the end desired; inadvisable; unfit; improper; unsuitable to time and place; as, what is expedient at one time may be inexpedient at another. [1913 Webster] If it …

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  • 2 inexpedient — index harmful, ill advised, ill judged, impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, inappropriate, inapt, inaus …

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  • 3 inexpédient — inexpédient, ente (entrée créée par le supplément) (i nèk spé di an, an t ) adj. Qui n est pas expédient …

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  • 4 inexpedient — c.1600, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + EXPEDIENT (Cf. expedient). Related: Inexpedience; inexpediently …

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  • 5 inexpedient — [in΄ek spē′dē ənt, in΄ikspē′dē ənt] adj. not expedient; not suitable or practicable for given situation; inadvisable; unwise inexpediency n. inexpedience inexpediently adv …

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  • 6 inexpedient — adjective Not expedient; not tending to promote a purpose; not tending to the end desired; inadvisable; unfit; improper; unsuitable to time and place; as, what is expedient at one time may be inexpedient at another …

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  • 7 inexpedient — adjective formal a plan or action that is inexpedient is not useful because it is not likely to achieve the result you want inexpedience, inexpediency noun (U) …

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  • 8 inexpedient — adjective Date: 1608 not expedient ; inadvisable • inexpediently adverb …

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  • 9 inexpedient — inexpedience, inexpediency, n. inexpediently, adv. /in ik spee dee euhnt/, adj. not expedient; not suitable, judicious, or advisable. [1600 10; IN 3 + EXPEDIENT] * * * …

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  • 10 inexpedient — Synonyms and related words: bad, black, criminal, evil, futile, ill, ill advised, ill considered, ill contrived, ill devised, ill gauged, ill judged, ill seasoned, ill suited, ill timed, impolitic, improper, imprudent, inaccurate, inadvisable,… …

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  • 11 inexpedient — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. injudicious, unwise, inadvisable, impolitic; see careless 1 , rash , wasteful …

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  • 12 inexpedient — in·ex pe·di·ent || ‚ɪnɪk spɪːdɪənt adj. not worthwhile; not recommended; unsuitable …

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  • 13 inexpedient — adjective not practical, suitable, or advisable. Derivatives inexpediency noun …

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  • 14 inexpedient — a. Unadvisable, disadvantageous, injudicious, imprudent, indiscreet, ill judged …

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  • 15 inexpedient — adj 1. impolitic, unshrewd, unprofitable, undesirable, unfavorable, disadvantageous, detrimental, harmful; inappropriate, unsuitable, ill suited, wrong. 2. ill advised, unadvisable, inadvisable, unadvised, unrecommendable, unrecommended,… …

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  • 16 inexpedient — in·expedient …

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  • 17 inexpedient — in•ex•pe•di•ent [[t]ˌɪn ɪkˈspi di ənt[/t]] adj. not expedient; not suitable, judicious, or advisable • Etymology: 1600–10 in ex•pe′di•ence, in ex•pe′di•en•cy, n. in ex•pe′di•ent•ly, adv …

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  • 18 inexpedient — /ɪnəkˈspidiənt/ (say inuhk speedeeuhnt), /ɪnɛk / (say inek ) adjective not expedient; not suitable, judicious, or advisable. –inexpedience, inexpediency, noun –inexpediently, adverb …

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  • 19 inexpedient — adj. not expedient. Derivatives: inexpediency n …

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  • 20 Inexpedience — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inexpedience >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inexpedience inexpedience inexpediency Sgm: N 1 undesirableness undesirableness undesirability &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 discommodity discommodity impropriety Sgm: N 1 unfitness… …

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