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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Expedient(0.01007 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Expedient.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
adj 1: serving to promote your interest; “was merciful only when
mercy was expedient” [ant: inexpedient]
2: appropriate to a purpose; practical; “in the circumstances
it was expedient to express loyalty”
n : a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical
English → English (gcide)
Expedient \Ex*pe"di*ent\, n.
1. That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to
accomplish an end.
What sure expedient than shall Juno find,
To calm her fears and ease her boding mind?
2. Means devised in an exigency; shift.
Syn: Shift; contrivance; resource; substitute.
Expedient \Ex*pe"di*ent\a. [L. expediens, -entis, p. pr. of
expedire to be expedient, release, extricate: cf. F.
exp['e]dient. See Expedite.]
1. Hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote
a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances;
conducive to self-interest; desirable; advisable;
advantageous; -- sometimes contradistinguished from
right or principled.
It is expedient for you that I go away. --John xvi.
Nothing but the right can ever be expedient, since
that can never be true expediency which would
sacrifice a greater good to a less. --Whately.
2. Quick; expeditious. [Obs.]
His marches are expedient to this town. --Shak.