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inexpedient Line breaks: in|ex¦pedi|ent
Pronunciation: /ɪnɪkˈspiːdɪənt/

Definition of inexpedient in English:


Not practical, suitable, or advisable: because of his age, it was inexpedient to inflict punishment for the crime
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  • In other words, an order for absolute discharge does not imply either conviction or that punishment is inexpedient: it implies a finding that the accused did the act in question and that an absolute discharge is the most suitable order.
  • In many cases, the ICC will have jurisdiction to prosecute for a war crime where a domestic nation state refuses to act: even where the domestic state concludes that a prosecution would be politically inexpedient.
  • In Hinduism, then, the wanton destruction of forests is not just something merely inexpedient, it is a sacrilege.
undiplomatic, tactless, indiscreet, inappropriate;
disadvantageous, detrimental, prejudicial, harmful, damaging



Pronunciation: /ɪnɪkˈspiːdɪənsi/
Example sentences
  • I say that the inexpediency is a very specific matter which is to be judged according to the legislative policy.
  • They met to deliberate on the expediency or inexpediency of constituting a new Association.
  • It did not grow into a real, shooting war just because each side, in assessing the adversary's capability, came to the conclusion about the inexpediency of exchanging nuclear strikes even in the most critical situations possible.

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