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Not expedient; inadvisable: an inexpedient tactic.

in′ex·pe′di·ence, in′ex·pe′di·en·cy n.
in′ex·pe′di·ent·ly adv.
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Noun1.inexpedience - the quality of being unsuited to the end in view
disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
expedience, expediency - the quality of being suited to the end in view
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The increased threat of terrorism since 9/11 owes itself to the persistence of the perceived inexpedience of attending to its causes and dynamics.