What is another word for expedients?

Pronunciation: [ɛkspˈiːdi͡ənts] (IPA)

Expeditious solutions or alternatives are other ways to describe the word "expedients". These synonyms are commonly used to refer to quick and efficient approaches to resolve a problem or to secure an objective. Another word that is frequently used to mean the same thing is "strategy", which suggests the implementation of a well-thought-out plan. Other synonyms include "methodology", "tactics", and "means". When used in a negative sense, "expedients" may sometimes be seen as shortcuts that compromise morality or integrity, in which case it can be replaced with "deceptions", "tricks", or "manipulations".

What are the hypernyms for Expedients?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Expedients

Above all, it was necessary that his perplexities should be unexpected, and his expedients for meeting them unexpected; yet both perplexities and expedients so real and life-like that, when we were told them, we should wonder we had not thought of them before.
"Daniel Defoe"
William Minto
A man so fertile in expedients, and ready, according to his own ideal of a thoroughbred trader, to turn himself to anything, could not long remain unemployed.
"Daniel Defoe"
William Minto
But if you think to deter me from my duty-a mother's duty-by such pitiful expedients you are making a great mistake.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan

Famous quotes with Expedients

  • In speaking, for convenience, of devices and expedients, I did not intend to imply that Shakespeare always deliberately aimed at the effects which he produced.
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
  • The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become.
    Adam Smith
  • The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts.
    Edmund Burke
  • The undertaking of a careless man succeeds not, though he use the right expedients: a clever hunter, though well placed in ambush, kills not his quarry if he falls asleep.
  • To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.
    Alexander Hamilton

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