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 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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  • inexpediency — index detriment, impropriety, inexpedience Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inexpediency — noun Date: 1641 the quality or fact of being inexpedient …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inexpediency — See inexpedience. * * * …   Universalium

  • inexpediency — noun a) The condition of being inexpedient b) An inexpedient action or statement …   Wiktionary

  • inexpediency — in·ex·pe·di·en·cy || ‚ɪnɪk spɪːdɪənsɪ n. unsuitableness, impropriety, inappropriateness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inexpediency — in·expediency …   English syllables

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

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in|ex|pe|di|ence — «IHN ihk SPEE dee uhns», noun. = inexpediency. (Cf. ↑inexpediency) …   Useful english dictionary

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