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inexpedient

[in-ik-spee-dee-uh nt] /ˌɪn ɪkˈspi di ənt/
adjective
1.
not expedient; not suitable, judicious, or advisable.
Origin of inexpedient
1600-1610
1600-10; in-3 + expedient
Related forms
inexpedience, inexpediency, noun
inexpediently, adverb
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  • But to do that with the Carillon was found to be inexpedient.

  • Yes, indeed, he said: and there are some things which may be inexpedient, and yet I call them good.

    Protagoras Plato
  • One was, that the loan could not be had—the other, that the war was inexpedient.

  • "inexpedient under present conditions," was the way they put it.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • I have said before that it would be inexpedient in many ways.

    Sunrise William Black
  • It may then be found that they are gross, absurd, or inexpedient.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • They pass upon what is true and what is false, what is right and what is wrong, what is expedient and what is inexpedient.

    Unfettered Sutton E. Griggs
  • It would have been churlish and inexpedient after this to insist on further conversation.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • (d) Homeless persons whom it is inexpedient to place elsewhere (in this case only temporary detention is contemplated).

    The Vagrancy Problem. William Harbutt Dawson
  • To our readers it may appear to have been most gratuitous, unnecessary, and inexpedient.

British Dictionary definitions for inexpedient

inexpedient

/ˌɪnɪkˈspiːdɪənt/
adjective
1.
not suitable, advisable, or judicious
Derived Forms
inexpedience, inexpediency, noun
inexpediently, 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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