expeditious vs expedient

expeditious expedient


  • 1) of a process or thing Completed or done with efficiency and speed; facilitating speed.
  • 2) Fast, prompt, speedy.
  • 3) Acting or done with speed and efficiency. synonym: fast.
  • 4) Possessed of, or characterized by, expedition, or efficiency and rapidity in action; performed with, or acting with, expedition; quick; having celerity; speedily.
  • 5) marked by speed and efficiency
  • 6) Nimble; active; swift; acting with celerity: as, an expeditious messenger or runner.
  • 7) Performed with celerity; quick; hasty; speedy: as, an expeditious march.


  • 1) A method or means for achieving a particular result, especially when direct or efficient; a resource.
  • 2) Something contrived or used to meet an urgent need.
  • 3) Something that is a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest.
  • 4) Means devised in an exigency; shift.
  • 5) That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end.
  • 6) a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
  • 7) That which serves to promote or advance a desired result; any means which may be employed to accomplish an end.
  • 8) Synonyms Expedient, Resource, Resort, Contrivance, Device, Shift. Expedient, contrivance, and device indicate artificial means of escape from difficulty or embarrassment; resource indicates natural means or something possessed; resort and shift may indicate either. A shift is a temporary, poor, or desperate expedient. When one's resources begin to fail, one has recourse to contrivances, expedients, etc., and finally to almost any shift. Resort is less often applied to the thing resorted to than to the act of resorting. Contrivance and device suggest most of ingenuity.
  • 9) Means devised or employed in an exigency; a shift; a device.
  • 10) Simple, easy, or quick; convenient.
  • 11) Governed by self-interest, often short-term self-interest.
  • 12) Obsolete Speedy; expeditious.
  • 13) Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle.
  • 14) Suitable or efficient for accomplishing a purpose.
  • 15) obsolete Quick; expeditious.
  • 16) Hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances; conducive to self-interest; desirable; advisable; advantageous; -- sometimes contradistinguished from right or principled.
  • 17) serving to promote your interest
  • 18) appropriate to a purpose; practical
  • 19) Synonyms and Advisable, desirable, advantageous, profitable, useful, best, wise.
  • 20) Direct; without deviation or unnecessary delay.
  • 21) Conducive or tending to present advantage or self-interest.
  • 22) Tending to promote some proposed or desired object; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances; advisable.
  • 23) Serving to promote or urge forward; quick; expeditious.


  • 1) The most expeditious way to get through the evening is by humouring me.
  • 2) The rules require us to notify counsel by reasonably expeditious means.
  • 3) Judge Feldman, in his ruling, said the government is required to act in an "expeditious" manner, and that "the time delays at issue here are unreasonable."
  • 4) Instead, senators passed an amendment, negotiated by Boxer and Barrasso, mandating "expeditious" NEPA reviews.
  • 5) But the one thing that -- for me, from a psychological point of view, that points -- that makes some sense out of this is these Web sites were the Web sites of a person who had a kind of expeditious agenda in terms of getting rich quickly, you know, sort of phoning it in, making things happen quickly.
  • 6) This would include, among others, principles such as expeditious and timeous tax administration, as well as fair, impartial and consistent application of the law.
  • 7) Senators passed an amendment mandating "expeditious" reviews.
  • 8) NESBRU, Norway - Peace talks between the Philippine government and Marxist rebels resumed Tuesday after a six-year break, with the rebels calling for the "expeditious" release of a communist leader and four other prisoners.
  • 9) NESBRU, Norway - Peace talks between the Philippine government and Marxist rebels have resumed after a six-year break, with the rebels demanding the "expeditious" release of a communist leader and four other prisoners.
  • 10) ‘The reason for that inertia is simple: we prefer violence because it is the most expeditious, efficient, effective and easiest solution to most problems, if not all.’
  • 11) ‘What he did is designed to eliminate those delays, to bring this process to a speedy and expeditious conclusion.’
  • 12) ‘It has a mandate to deal with investigations in an expeditious manner, and should not have to tolerate inappropriate delays and what amounts to reprehensible conduct.’
  • 13) ‘The introduction of this system will bring transparency and improve efficiency by way of reduced procurement time cycles and expeditious payment to suppliers.’
  • 14) ‘Our judicial system is not renowned for its speedy and expeditious methods and court cases are often bogged down for years.’
  • 15) ‘The system enables controllers to implement accurate, safe and expeditious approach plans to increase safety and airport efficiency.’
  • 16) ‘We believe that the implementation of the resolution requires a full withdrawal in as expeditious a manner as possible.’
  • 17) ‘What is your candidate going to do to try and mend fences between those fault lines, or conversely, is it more expeditious, politically, to exploit those fault lines?’
  • 18) ‘Safeguards regarding national security issues should be considered, but the goal should be the fullest and most expeditious disclosure.’
  • 19) ‘Our first desire is to settle in a fair and expeditious manner.’
  • 20) ‘Action was taken in an expeditious manner before the public could become sufficiently informed to coalesce any opposition or provide a comprehensive debate.’
  • 21) ‘We should gather widely, glean the best ideas, implement them in an expeditious fashion, and not turn down any offer of help.’
  • 22) ‘Such a waiver, he wrote, ‘would be an expeditious end to this controversy.’’
  • 23) ‘Although the final disposition of findings is still pending, opposition leaders are demanding an expeditious end to the already tarnished inquest.’
  • 24) ‘Railway commuters in the State will also benefit from the possible and expeditious improvements in passenger amenities.’
  • 25) ‘This was a national tragedy that was met by a courageous administration with conviction and action that was both expeditious and effective.’
  • 26) ‘We need assessment processes which are both expeditious and fair.’
  • 27) ‘Can you promise that there will be a more expeditious response this time?’
  • 28) ‘Because of the plane's position it was decided that the most expeditious way to do this was with ladders to the rear door.’
  • 29) ‘Certainly, the case for an expeditious coalition withdrawal gets stronger with every day, and every death.’


  • 1) The economy thus becomes an expedient tool for political gains.
  • 2) Only now that it has become commercially expedient are they showing any conscience.
  • 3) An action is expedient when it is suitable to the end in view.
  • 4) The welfare approach is a temporary expedient.
  • 5) It was no more than a temporary expedient.
  • 6) Mortgage lending was controlled by the simple expedient of rationing.
  • 7) He got his way by the simple expedient of voting twice.
  • 8) Under the scheme the council will be able to do so by the simple expedient of branding them inefficient.
  • 9) By the simple expedient of not being very important, it brings out the best in a manager.
  • 10) Anglicanism was a political expedient rather than a doctrinal necessity, which explains why its theological content has always been light.
  • 11) Cyclists need to take responsibility for their own actions, through the simple expedient of staying away from a manoeuvring large vehicle.
  • 12) But, they insist, it is merely a temporary expedient.
  • 13) But the gesture, largely a political expedient, was not all it seemed.
  • 14) By the simple expedient of removing dummy's ace of clubs, declarer avoided any such quandary.
  • 15) Without it, the eurozone economies will stumble from one temporary expedient to another, amid much human misery.
  • 16) The proposal is not aimed at improving the quality of the service provided to victims of crime and witnesses... but rather an expedient to save money.
  • 17) Secondly, the centrality of nuclear deterrence to the current system of armed peace is dangerous and a short-term expedient only.
  • 18) He added: 'I think if one is being sensitive to the feelings of others then it may not be expedient.
  • 19) That might be a short-term expedient to buy him time but it would not be in the long-term interests of the business.
  • 20) In time said ADD becomes less expedient, more pathological.
  • 21) It is often referred to as expedient, but expediency is increasingly proving to be the deadly enemy of virtue.
  • 22) Even speakers who were skeptical of capital controls thought there were circumstances under which they were a reasonable short-term expedient.
  • 23) The military and landowning cliques in many South American countries will find it attractive financially to work with German fascist concerns as well as expedient from the standpoint of temporary power politics.
  • 24) But there is also a short term expedient which might prove minimally disruptive to the European Monetary Union's current political and institutional arrangements, but could well succeed in restoring growth and employment in the euro zone.
  • 25) In this age of nine month response times and smart-ass submission guidelines, the efforts of F&SF to be prompt and expedient is commendable.
  • 26) These equipment shortages are no accident – they are the result of short-term expedient purchase from the lowest bidder and the most connected.
  • 27) ‘Although they offer a convenient and expedient method of obtaining a handful of cash, there is a significant downside to the business.’
  • 28) ‘This is a very warped, although certainly expedient ‘analysis.’’
  • 29) ‘We are dealing with secular humanists, and while we are on earth, what is expedient, and convenient, will pass for truth and morality.’
  • 30) ‘It is expedient to resume the practice, which existed in the not so distant past, of exchanging military specialists, scientific collectives, and major experts in the naval sphere.’
  • 31) ‘He acknowledged implicitly that there can be a difference between what is right and what is convenient, or politically expedient, or electorally popular.’
  • 32) ‘The standard of care imposed under section 4 depends, fundamentally, on what is considered expedient and reasonable in terms of general banking practice.’
  • 33) ‘Although this is often the most expedient method of solving the problem, it has significant implications in terms of service, operation, and the quality of water delivered to the tap.’
  • 34) ‘It may be convenient, it may be expedient, but it is not the human condition to be without beliefs.’
  • 35) ‘Such expedient measures can be made to work, but their common fault is that they are almost always too low.’
  • 36) ‘It could amount to point-scoring of the shallowest kind to seize upon any philosopher's distrait comments in order to exploit what then becomes a rather too expedient relevance to a question in hand.’
  • 37) ‘Some scholars considered the ‘public interest’ standard to be an expedient gesture to make the government's licensing powers constitutional.’
  • 38) ‘While we do not share his belief that the railways ought to be renationalised, we say that over the last 35 years expedient decisions have left the UK at a distinct disadvantage.’
  • 39) ‘With a state election only weeks away, it was expedient to hijack an existing party rather than set up their own structures.’
  • 40) ‘Now the party will have to pay the piper for doing the expedient thing instead of the right thing.’
  • 41) ‘To encourage the sacrifice of youth for the sake of advancing the ideologies of the old must be considered a form of evil that transcends local politics and expedient strategies.’
  • 42) ‘Of course, in the world of broadcasting what is possible is often undone by what is profitable - or politically expedient.’
  • 43) ‘We've got a politically expedient solution that isn't safe.’
  • 44) ‘His positions have perfectly tracked whatever was politically expedient at the moment.’
  • 45) ‘Perhaps they are in denial that he could have been the perpetrator of such serious offences, or maybe it is politically expedient to ignore them.’
  • 46) ‘While it may now be considered politically expedient to ignore this eternal truth it will never go away.’
  • 47) ‘It seems a timely and expedient move that a number of agencies within the federation power structures started monitoring engineer preparation of the national territory.’
  • 48) ‘It was decided that creating a new line on the south side of the river would be the most expedient method to effect a double-track railroad.’
  • 49) ‘For example, a two-echelon formation is the most typical and possibly the most expedient one in a given situation.’
  • 50) ‘They all go together, no matter how convenient or expedient it is to try to separate them.’
  • 51) ‘What more expedient way of doing my job is there than coming out and chatting with the bands?’
  • 52) ‘Judges throughout the federal judiciary rely on the assistance of law clerks to ensure the smooth and expedient administration of justice.’
  • 53) ‘Memory space is limited, so we have to use it economically, storing as little as possible and forgetting as soon as is expedient.’
  • 54) ‘No problem arises without them finding the most practical and expedient solution.’
  • 55) ‘Policing is only practicable and therefore expedient if the court acting in that role has power to enforce its powers if disobeyed.’
  • 56) ‘I do not expect a reasonable or even expedient response to this question.’
  • 57) ‘But the ultimate decision as to whether it is possible and expedient to hold the elections at any given point of time must rest with the Election Commission.’
  • 58) ‘There is no doubt that negotiations on this problem are possible and expedient since they would go a long way to close the gaps in the existing agreements on the limitation of strategic weapons.’
  • 59) ‘In the case of Japanese traditional arts, the vehicle of this double transformation, the expedient means, is regular training or practice.’
  • 60) ‘Clearly, the number of weapons and munitions of each type, which it is expedient to use against each possible enemy force, will be different too.’
  • 61) ‘The following various procedures and expedients have evolved over time to create a ceramic program that is efficient.’
  • 62) ‘We are not apt to fear for the fearless when we are companions in their danger, and Bob's mind was absorbed in possible expedients for the safety of the helpless in-doors.’
  • 63) ‘They cannot be beaten by the standard expedients like military force or political tools.’
  • 64) ‘Temporary expedients become institutional commitments and a thick web of military and bureaucratic interests comes to dominate strategy.’
  • 65) ‘As he most memorably said, ‘The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts.’’
  • 66) ‘These unconstitutional preferments were supposed to be temporary expedients to jumpstart racial integration.’
  • 67) ‘There was no way of preparing for it without the most horrendous efforts, the most drastic expedients, to drive and dragoon their empire into the twentieth century.’
  • 68) ‘You can believe that these atrocities changed the world and made hitherto unthinkable expedients necessary.’
  • 69) ‘Since the federal government shows no interest in helping, states will be forced into desperate expedients.’
  • 70) ‘A series of expedients was introduced, creating twenty-one paid magistrates controlling seven police offices.’
  • 71) ‘These expedients for raising money displayed ‘well-nigh diabolical ingenuity’.’
  • 72) ‘That leaves only two expedients - just print lots of new money, and inflate away the value of the benefits; or renege on Social Security's promises.’
  • 73) ‘Among the expedients resorted to in exploiting a scientific fraud, mystifying lingo is one of the commonest, and in this he was an adept.’
  • 74) ‘If these expedients failed, the local parish stepped in.’
  • 75) ‘These expedients, however, did not abate poverty: indeed, if anything, they tended to increase poverty.’
  • 76) ‘All the expedients of strategy nevertheless share a common purpose: to reach military results that alter the political calculations of the belligerents.’
  • 77) ‘With short-term expedients come long-term costs and uncertainties.’
  • 78) ‘Your Honour asks about any other expedients we might propose.’
  • 79) ‘Yet in practice this apparently simple expedient is frequently impossible.’
  • 80) ‘The latter expedient, common in North America, was much less so in England.’

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