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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.inexpediency - 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


n (of plan, measures, action, decision)Ungeeignetheit f, → Unzweckmäßigkeit f; (of policy)Unratsamkeit f, → Unklugheit f
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The quantity of the imposition, the expediency or inexpediency of an increase on either side, would be mutually questions of prudence; but there would be involved no direct contradiction of power.
New Hampshire, whose constitution was the last formed, seems to have been fully aware of the impossibility and inexpediency of avoiding any mixture whatever of these departments, and has qualified the doctrine by declaring "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary powers ought to be kept as separate from, and independent of, each other AS THE NATURE OF A FREE GOVERNMENT WILL ADMIT; OR AS IS CONSISTENT WITH THAT CHAIN OF CONNECTION THAT BINDS THE WHOLE FABRIC OF THE CONSTITUTION IN ONE INDISSOLUBLE BOND OF UNITY AND AMITY.
Realizing the inexpediency of discussing the matter, I went forward myself, overran the line, and let the anchor go.
Given the scientific justification, Petr Savchuk noted the inexpediency of extending the pollock fishery in the West Kamchatka subarea.
Deliberative rhetoric would have a topic of either expediency or inexpediency, by means of exhortation or dehortation.
Political inexpediency, after attaining independence in 1948, acted as a catalyst that eventually culminated in the decades long civil war which, between 1982 and 2009, took its toll of almost 80,000 to 100,000 lives, tormented even a greater number of innocent people including children and stripped the peace from this picturesque country.
thorough consideration of the subject, have convinced me of the impropriety as well as inexpediency of such investments.
Based on the conclusion of the innovation infrastructure, the Academic Council shall decide upon the expediency or inexpediency of establishment of a business entity.
Resulting from investigations, a reasonable conclusion about the state of the crane's metallic structure, residual resource of it, necessity of its elements reinforce, its modernization, realization of repair or about crane's writing-off in time of economical inexpediency of the crane's reconstruction.