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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inexpedient  \In`ex*pe"di*ent\,  a. 
  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. 
 
  If  it  was  not  unlawful,  yet  it  was  highly  inexpedient 
  to  use  those  ceremonies.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  Syn:  Unwise;  impolitic;  imprudent;  indiscreet;  unprofitable; 
  inadvisable;  disadvantageous. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inexpedient 
  adj  1:  not  suitable  or  advisable;  "an  inexpedient  tactic"  [ant:  {expedient}] 
  2:  not  appropriate  to  the  purpose  [syn:  {unwise}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INEXPEDIENT,  adj  Not  calculated  to  advance  one's  interests. 
 
 




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