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We found 34 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word expedient:
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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. expedient: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. expedient: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. expedient: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. expedient: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. expedient: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. expedient, expedient: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Expedient, expedient: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. expedient: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. expedient: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. expedient: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. expedient: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. expedient: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. expedient: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. Expedient, expedient: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. expedient: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. expedient: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. expedient: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Expedient: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Expedient: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. expedient: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. expedient: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. expedient: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. expedient: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. expedient: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. expedient: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. expedient: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. expedient: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. expedient: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. expedient: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. EXPEDIENT: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. expedient: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Expedient: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (expedient)

noun:  a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
adjective:  appropriate to a purpose; practical ("In the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty")
adjective:  serving to promote your interest ("Was merciful only when mercy was expedient")

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