Thought e-mail was the most expedient way to communicate with distant relatives.
Compromised only as an expedient to boost his career.
Exhausted every expedient before filing a lawsuit.
Changed his position when it was politically expedient.
An example of an expedient solution to forgetting your homework is to copy someone else's work.
Other Word Forms
Origin of expedient
- Middle English from Latin expediēns expedient- present participle of expedīre to make ready expedite
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition