Definitions For Expedient


  • A means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one


  • Serving to promote your interest


  • Appropriate to a purpose; practical


  • An easy and quick way to solve a problem or do something : an expedient solution

Is Expedient a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Expedient is worth 19 points in Scrabble and 21 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Expedient in a Sentence

  • They found it expedient to negotiate with the terrorists.
  • Do the right thing, not the expedient thing.
  • The government chose short-term expedients instead of a real economic policy.
  • We can solve this problem by the simple expedient of taking out another loan.

Antonyms for Expedient

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