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expedient is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of expedient in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… rub-ons find it expedient to claim that …”

meanings of expedient


  1. Expeditious, quick, rapid.
  2. Governed by self-interest, often short-term self-interest.
  3. Suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended.
  4. Affording short-term benefit, often at the expense of the long-term.


  1. A method or means for achieving a particular result, especially when direct or efficient; a resource.

expedient frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word expedient occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics expedient can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that expedient can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

4) people, society, and culture;

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