inexpedient

[ in-ik-spee-dee-uh nt ]
/ ˌɪn ɪkˈspi di ənt /

adjective

not expedient; not suitable, judicious, or advisable.

Nearby words

  1. inexcusable,
  2. inexertion,
  3. inexhaustible,
  4. inexistent,
  5. inexorable,
  6. inexpensive,
  7. inexperience,
  8. inexperienced,
  9. inexpert,
  10. inexpiable

Origin of inexpedient

First recorded in 1600–10; in-3 + expedient

Related formsin·ex·pe·di·ence, in·ex·pe·di·en·cy, nounin·ex·pe·di·ent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inexpedient

inexpedient

/ (ˌɪnɪkˈspiːdɪənt) /

adjective

not suitable, advisable, or judicious
Derived Formsinexpedience or inexpediency, nouninexpediently, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inexpedient

inexpedient

adj.

c.1600, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + expedient. Related: Inexpedience; inexpediently.

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