[ ik-spee-dee-uh n-see ]
/ ɪkˈspi di ən si /
noun, plural ex·pe·di·en·cies.
the quality of being expedient; advantageousness; advisability.
a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just; a sense of self-interest.
Words nearby expediency
Origin of expediency
OTHER WORDS FROM expediencynon·ex·pe·di·ence, nounnon·ex·pe·di·en·cy, noun
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Indeed, they are the results of various necessities and expediences.
British Dictionary definitions for expediences
/ (ɪkˈspiːdɪənsɪ) /
noun plural -encies or -ences
the use of or inclination towards methods that are advantageous rather than fair or just
another word for expedient (def. 3)
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