inexpedient
adjective Date: 1608 not expedient ; inadvisableinexpediently adverb

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  • Inexpedient — In ex*pe di*ent, a. Not expedient; not tending to promote a purpose; not tending to the end desired; inadvisable; unfit; improper; unsuitable to time and place; as, what is expedient at one time may be inexpedient at another. [1913 Webster] If it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inexpedient — index harmful, ill advised, ill judged, impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, inappropriate, inapt, inaus …   Law dictionary

  • inexpédient — inexpédient, ente (entrée créée par le supplément) (i nèk spé di an, an t ) adj. Qui n est pas expédient …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inexpedient — c.1600, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + EXPEDIENT (Cf. expedient). Related: Inexpedience; inexpediently …   Etymology dictionary

  • inexpedient — [in΄ek spē′dē ənt, in΄ikspē′dē ənt] adj. not expedient; not suitable or practicable for given situation; inadvisable; unwise inexpediency n. inexpedience inexpediently adv …   English World dictionary

  • inexpedient — adjective Not expedient; not tending to promote a purpose; not tending to the end desired; inadvisable; unfit; improper; unsuitable to time and place; as, what is expedient at one time may be inexpedient at another …   Wiktionary

  • inexpedient — adjective formal a plan or action that is inexpedient is not useful because it is not likely to achieve the result you want inexpedience, inexpediency noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary 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

  • inexpedient — Synonyms and related words: bad, black, criminal, evil, futile, ill, ill advised, ill considered, ill contrived, ill devised, ill gauged, ill judged, ill seasoned, ill suited, ill timed, impolitic, improper, imprudent, inaccurate, inadvisable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inexpedient — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. injudicious, unwise, inadvisable, impolitic; see careless 1 , rash , wasteful …   English dictionary for students

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