from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not expedient; inadvisable: an inexpedient tactic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not expedient; not tending to promote a purpose; not tending to the end desired; inadvisable; unfit; improper; unsuitable to time and place; as, what is expedient at one time may be inexpedient at another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not expedient; not tending to promote a purpose; not tending to the end desired; inadvisable; unfit; improper; unsuitable to time and place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not expedient; not suited to the purpose or the circumstances; not judicious or advisable.
- Synonyms Unadvisable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not appropriate to the purpose
- adj. not suitable or advisable
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If it was "inexpedient" to stress the slogan of a Native Republic in 1935 it was probably just as inexpedient to do so in 1931, and Bunting was probably right.
In protest against the alleged usurpations of secular power Pope Pius IX. promulgated, in 1883, the memorable decree _Non Expedit_, by which it was declared "inexpedient" that Catholics should vote at parliamentary elections.
Many who were not in sympathy with the men or the methods assailed thought that its course was "inexpedient,"
Hill of Georgia, all senators of the United States, are the committee that report it "inexpedient" to secure equal rights to the women of the United States.
The report of the committee on finance as to the expediency of amending the 5th section of chapter 53 of the Code of Virginia of 1860, concluding with a resolution that it is inexpedient to legislate on the subject, was taken up, on motion of Mr. AMBERS; and the question being on agreeing to the resolution, Mr. AMBERS moved to amend the resolution by striking out "inexpedient," and inserting "expedient;" and the question being on agreeing thereto, was put, and decided in the negative.
'inexpedient'_ to do so; and gives the reason why it is inexpedient.
Act of 1857.] [Footnote 66: House Journal, p. 62.] [Footnote 67: The assembly substituted the word "inexpedient" for
Possible her public expression of her view made it inexpedient for Osborne to announce they would abolish the 50p rate.
It was thenceforth no longer a question, whether this theorem or that was true, but whether it was useful to capital or harmful, expedient or inexpedient, politically dangerous or not.
Shortly after Mr. Ford was designated vice president, she made the politically inexpedient remark that she would prefer her husband not seek the presidency in 1976.