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expediential Line breaks: ex¦pe¦di|en¦tial
Pronunciation: /ɪkˌspiːdɪˈɛnʃ(ə)l/

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Definition of expediential in English:


Involving or based on what is expedient: an expediential policy
More example sentences
  • Timing itself is critical: a war or violent event in itself enhances the expediental ethic and leads to callousness.
  • Fontinell deplores the misconceptions of Pragmatism which characterize the movement as “a kind of unfeeling, unprincipled, non-idealistic, expediental response to human problems”.
  • Action is an effort to produce certain consequences and is therefore essentially expediential.


Mid 19th century: from expedient + -ial.

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