What does winnowed mean?
winnow • \WIN-oh\ • verb. 1 : to remove (as chaff) by a current of air; also : to free (as grain) from waste in this manner 2 : to remove, separate, or select as if by winnowing 3 : to narrow or reduce 4 : to blow on or fan.
What does expediency mean in English?
1 : the quality or state of being suited to the end in view : suitability, fitness. 2 obsolete. a : haste, dispatch. b : an enterprise requiring haste or caution. 3 : adherence to expedient means and methods put more emphasis on expediency than on principle— W. H. Jones.
Is expediency a word?
noun, plural ex·pe·di·en·cies. the quality of being expedient; advantageousness; advisability. a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just; a sense of self-interest.
How do you use expedient in a sentence?
Expedient in a Sentence 🔉
- Given the fact the police will be looking for us soon, it is expedient we leave this apartment quickly!
- Even though there are adverse effects to taking the medication, the drug’s manufacturer feels it is expedient to ignore these reactions until a later date.
What part of speech is expedient?
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|definition 1:||that which serves the purpose; means to an end. synonyms: means, measures, vehicle similar words: method, stratagem, tactic, way|
How do you use expediency in a sentence?
- He acted out of expediency, not principle.
- He acted from expediency, not from principle.
- The government is torn between principle and expediency.
- The potential for expediency in planning is vast.
- They are politics of political expediency.
What does expedience mean?
: something done or used to achieve a particular end usually quickly or temporarily : an expedient action or solution. Other Words from expedient Synonyms & Antonyms Choose the Right Synonym Example Sentences Learn More about expedient.