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Meaning of EXPEDIENCE

Pronunciation:  iksp'eedeeuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
  2. [n]  the quality of being suited to the end in view
 

EXPEDIENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: expediency, opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking
 
 Antonyms: inexpedience, inexpediency
 
 See Also: advantage, selfishness, vantage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*pe"di*ence\, Expediency \Ex*pe"di*en*cy\,, n.
1. The quality of being expedient or advantageous; fitness or
   suitableness to effect a purpose intended; adaptedness to
   self-interest; desirableness; advantage; advisability; --
   sometimes contradistinguished from moral rectitude.

         Divine wisdom discovers no expediency in vice.
                                               --Cogan.

         To determine concerning the expedience of action.
                                               --Sharp.

         Much declamation may be heard in the present day
         against expediency, as if it were not the proper
         object of a deliberative assembly, and as if it were
         only pursued by the unprincipled.     --Whately.

2. Expedition; haste; dispatch. [Obs.]

         Making hither with all due expedience. --Shak.

3. An expedition; enterprise; adventure. [Obs.]

         Forwarding this dear expedience.      --Shak.

 
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