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Meaning of INEXPEDIENT

Pronunciation:  `inik'speedeeunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not suitable or advisable; "an inexpedient tactic"
  2. [adj]  not appropriate to the purpose
 

INEXPEDIENT is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: inadvisable, unwise
 
 Antonyms: expedient
 
 See Also: disadvantageous, harmful, impolitic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      If it was not unlawful, yet it was highly inexpedient
      to use those ceremonies.                 --Bp. Burnet.

Syn: Unwise; impolitic; imprudent; indiscreet; unprofitable;
     inadvisable; disadvantageous.

 
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