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expedient

zelfstandig naamwoord

1 expedient

A means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one.

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... meer laten zien

Roget 631: instrumentality; aid etc. 707; subservience, subserviency; mediation, intervention, medium, intermedium, vehicle, hand; agency etc. ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: expediënt, redmiddel



bijvoeglijk naamwoord

1 expedient

Serving to promote your interest.

Roget 646: expedient; desirable, advisable, acceptable; convenient; worth while, meet; fit, fitting; due, proper, eligible, seemly, ... meer laten zien

Roget 498: intelligent [Applied to persons], quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp; quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, ... meer laten zien

Roget 644: useful; of use etc. n.; serviceable, proficuous, good for; subservient etc. (instrumental) 631; conducive etc. (tending) ... meer laten zien

2 expedient

Appropriate to a purpose; practical.


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: action, ad hoc measure, advantageous, advisable, agency, answer, applicable, appropriate, apropos, art, artful dodge, artifice, auspicious, banausic, becoming, befitting, behind-the-scenes influence, beneficial, benevolent, blind ... meer laten zien.

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