|1.||[ adjective ] serving to promote your interest|
"was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
|Related terms:||inexpedient advantageous opportunist convenient useful politic advantageous|
|2.||[ adjective ] appropriate to a purpose; practical|
"in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"
|3.||[ noun ] a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one|
|Related terms:||means pis_aller crutch improvisation makeshift|