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EXPEDIENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expedience mean? 

EXPEDIENCE (noun)
  The noun EXPEDIENCE has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being suited to the end in view
2. taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

  Familiarity information: EXPEDIENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPEDIENCE (noun)


Sense 1expedience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being suited to the end in view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

expedience; expediency

Hypernyms ("expedience" is a kind of...):

advantage; vantage (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position)

Antonym:

inexpedience (the quality of being unsuited to the end in view)


Sense 2expedience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

opportunism; self-interest; self-seeking; expedience

Hypernyms ("expedience" is a kind of...):

selfishness (stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others)


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