inexpedient

[in-ik-spee-dee-uh nt]

adjective

not expedient; not suitable, judicious, or advisable.

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

adjective

not suitable, advisable, or judicious
Derived Formsinexpedience or inexpediency, nouninexpediently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexpedient
adj.

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

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