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[in-ik-spee-dee-uh nt] /ˌɪn ɪkˈspi di ənt/

not ; not suitable, judicious, or advisable.
not suitable, advisable, or judicious

c.1600, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + expedient. Related: Inexpedience; inexpediently.


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