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  1. expedient

    • IPA[ɪkˈspiːdɪənt]

    英式

    • adj.
      (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral;(of an action) suitable or appropriate
    • n.
      a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral
    • noun: expedient, plural noun: expedients

    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral either side could break the agreement if it were expedient to do so
    • (of an action) suitable or appropriate holding a public enquiry into the scheme was not expedient

    名詞

    • 1. a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral the current policy is a political expedient