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Definition of "inexpedient" [in•ex•pe•di•ent]

  • Not expedient; inadvisable: an inexpedient tactic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inexpedient" in a sentence
  • "If it was "inexpedient" to stress the slogan of a Native Republic in 1935 it was probably just as inexpedient to do so in 1931, and Bunting was probably right."
  • "In protest against the alleged usurpations of secular power Pope Pius IX. promulgated, in 1883, the memorable decree _Non Expedit_, by which it was declared "inexpedient" that Catholics should vote at parliamentary elections."
  • "Many who were not in sympathy with the men or the methods assailed thought that its course was "inexpedient,""