Inexpedience
Inexpedience In`ex*pe"di*ence, Inexpediency In`ex*pe"di*en*cy, n. The quality or state of being inexpedient; lack of fitness; unsuitableness to the end or object; impropriety; as, the inexpedience of some measures. [1913 Webster]

It is not the rigor but the inexpediency of laws and acts of authority which makes them tyrannical. --Paley. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inexpedience — I noun disadvantage, disadvantageousness, folly, foolishness, imprudence, inadvisability, inappropriateness, inexpediency, infelicity, injudiciousness, inopportuneness, inutilitas, ludicrousness, rashness, senselessness, undesirability,… …   Law dictionary

  • Inexpedience — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inexpedience >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inexpedience inexpedience inexpediency Sgm: N 1 undesirableness undesirableness undesirability &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 discommodity discommodity impropriety Sgm: N 1 unfitness… …   English dictionary for students

  • inexpedience — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Inconvenience Nouns inexpedience, inexpediency; undesirableness, undesirability; discommodity, impropriety, ineligibility, inaptitude; unfitness (see disagreement); inconvenience; disadvantage,… …   English dictionary for students

  • inexpedience — noun Date: 1608 inexpediency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inexpedience — See inexpedient. * * * …   Universalium

  • inexpedience — Synonyms and related words: bad policy, badness, callowness, childishness, damnability, evilness, immaturity, impolicy, improperness, impropriety, imprudence, inaccuracy, inadvisability, inappropriateness, inattention, inauspiciousness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inexpedience — in·expedience …   English syllables

  • inexpedience — noun the quality of being unsuited to the end in view • Syn: ↑inexpediency • Ant: ↑expediency (for: ↑inexpediency), ↑expedience • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inexpediency — Inexpedience In ex*pe di*ence, Inexpediency In ex*pe di*en*cy, n. The quality or state of being inexpedient; lack of fitness; unsuitableness to the end or object; impropriety; as, the inexpedience of some measures. [1913 Webster] It is not the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inexpedient — inexpedience, inexpediency, n. inexpediently, adv. /in ik spee dee euhnt/, adj. not expedient; not suitable, judicious, or advisable. [1600 10; IN 3 + EXPEDIENT] * * * …   Universalium

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