expedient

suomi-englanti sanakirja

expedient englannista suomeksi

  1. hyödyllinen

  2. keino

  1. tarkoituksenmukainen

  2. otollinen, tarkoituksenmukainen

  3. otollinen, kätevä, vaivaton

  4. tarkoituksenmukainen, hyödyllinen

  5. Substantiivi

  6. keino

  7. Verbi

expedient englanniksi

  1. Suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended.

  2. (ux)

  3. (RQ:King James Version)

  4. a. 1863, (w), ''Thoughts and Apophthegms''

  5. Nothing but the right can ever be the expedient, since that can never be true expediency which would sacrifice a greater good to a less.
  6. Affording short-term benefit, often at the expense of the long-term.

  7. (RQ:Macaulay History of England)

  8. (quote-journal)

  9. (quote-book)| title=The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World| year=2011| url=https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1616082844| passage=Government has slowly but positively moved from an active course of following plans and policies to the easier and more expedient course of the counterpuncher.

  10. (quote-book)

  11. Governed by self-interest, often short-term self-interest.

  12. Expeditious, quick, rapid.

  13. ''a'' 1623, (w), (w), Act II, scene i, lines 57–61:

  14. the adverse winds / Whose leisure I have stay'd, have given him time / To land his legions all as soon as I; / His marches are expedient to this town / His forces strong, his soldiers confident.
  15. A method or means for achieving a particular result, especially when direct or efficient; a resource.

  16. 1906, O. Henry, ''Green Door|The Green Door'':

  17. He would never let her know that he was aware of the strange expedient to which she had been driven by her great distress.
  18. 2009, (w), ''A History of Christianity'', Penguin 2010, page 709:

  19. Depressingly, ... the expedient of importing African slaves was in part meant to protect the native American population from exploitation.
  20. (l), convenient

  21. file, record, dossier

  22. (inflection of)

  23. (l)