Definition of 'expediency'
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Tax plans born out of political ideology rather than economic expediency almost always end in failure. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Actions taken for reasons of political and economic expediency have been presented as if altruism were the sole motive. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)But others fear that it could cut corners in the name of economic expediency resulting in a degrading of justice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Partly, this may be down to political expediency rather than health reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This was not for a war of national survival, but for political expediency. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This can only be based on grounds of political expediency, not national security. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In doing so, he appeared prepared to sacrifice military success on the altar of political expediency. Times, Sunday Times (2010)China has bowed to economic reality and political expediency by calling a halt to aid to Zimbabwe. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Avoiding the promotion of political and constitutional reform on the basis of short-term expediency is imperative. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Of course all women must work, from economic expediency. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I am keen that this will be based on evidence rather than political expediency. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The government must be careful not to sacrifice prosperity for political expediency by saddling business with costs that could harm investment which is critical to increasing productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I think that people can see the political expediency of the U-turn. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The government has not provided such a plan, and looks as if it has no intention of doing so for reasons of political expediency. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The reason for Beijing's lack of interest was most likely a simple matter of bad timing and political expediency. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But he considers it wrong that rugby's heartlands are being ignored and substantial areas disenfranchised, purely for financial expediency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. expediency is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'expediency'
British English: expediency NOUN
Expediency means doing what is convenient rather than what is morally right.
This was a matter less of morals than of expediency.
Definition of expediency from the Collins English Dictionary
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