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Synonyms of 'expedient'

(adjective) 
Definition
useful or advantageous in a given situation
It might be expedient to keep this information to yourself.
Synonyms
advantageous
Free exchange of goods was advantageous to all.
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effective
Antibiotics are effective against this organism.
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useful
The police gained useful information about the organisation.
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profitable
a profitable exchange of ideas
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fit
You're not fit to be a mother!
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politic
Many people found it politic to change their allegiance.
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appropriate
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
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helpful
It is often helpful to have someone with you when you get bad news.
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convenient
She will try to arrange a mutually convenient time for an interview.
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desirable
Prolonged negotiation was not desirable.
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worthwhile
The study did not produce any worthwhile results.
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beneficial
vitamins which are beneficial to health
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prudent
We believed ours was the prudent and responsible course of action.
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advisable
It is advisable to book your hotel in advance.
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judicious
The President authorizes the judicious use of military force.
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opportune (formal)
I have arrived at a very opportune moment.
Opposites
(noun) 
Definition
something that achieves a particular purpose
I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
Synonyms
,
measure
He said stern measures would be taken against the rioters.
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scheme
a private pension scheme
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resource
She is willing to use every resource to win an argument.
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resort
the option of force as a last resort
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device
His actions are obviously a device to buy time.
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manoeuvre
manoeuvres to block the electoral process
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stratagem
a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty
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contrivance
It is nothing more than a contrivance to raise prices.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of advisable
Definition
sensible and likely to achieve the desired result
It is advisable to book your hotel in advance.
in the sense of appropriate
Definition
right or suitable
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
Synonyms
fit,
suited,
in keeping,
apt,
well-suited,
opportune (formal),
to the purpose,
appurtenant,
meet (archaic)
in the sense of beneficial
Definition
helpful or advantageous
vitamins which are beneficial to health

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