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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
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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." Her constitution accordingly mixes these departments in several respects.
Realizing the inexpediency of discussing the matter, I went forward myself, overran the line, and let the anchor go.
But shortly thereafter, he realizes that the community has added new members who gather, not because of complementary passional tones (or even a bond of familiar love), but because they "had individually found one thing or another to quarrel with in our past life, and were pretty well agreed as to the inexpediency of lumbering along with the old system any further" (3: 62).
Because of their inexpediency, these pseudo formations are not recognised neither by the world community nor Moscow itself.
This Article then places Senate decisions whether to convict into three categories: the Anti-Nullification Approach, which bases the decision to convict solely on a finding of factual guilt and accepts the House's constitutional judgment as conclusive; the Independent Interpretation Approach, which permits the Senator to consider both the factual basis for guilt as well as to independently determine whether the conduct constitutes "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors;" and the Political Nullification Approach, where the Senator possesses a factual belief in guilt for what she deems to be legitimately impeachable conduct, but declines conviction based solely upon the political inexpediency of removal upon conviction.
Deliberative rhetoric would have a topic of either expediency or inexpediency, by means of exhortation or dehortation.
One of the longest examples is "expediency." XPDNC, can be made even longer with "inexpediency" NXPDNC.
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.