What is the opposite of expedient?

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Adjective
Opposite of beneficial or being of advantage in a given circumstance
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Opposite of marked by suitability or aptness
“His overall demeanor is inappropriate for someone who might one day lead this great nation of ours.”
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Opposite of having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense
“His ideas are obviously foolish, easily disproved, an affront to any reasoning person.”
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Opposite of significant in importance or esteem
“No offense, but your useless opinion on this matter isn't really required.”
Adjective
Opposite of obtained or achieved more by chance than skill
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Opposite of capable of working successfully
Adjective
Opposite of practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory
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Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“Nitrate moving downward may pollute groundwater and well water, thus making it unsuitable for human use.”
Adjective
Opposite of quick, acting without delay
“The chiefs advanced at a tardy pace, followed in successive ranks by their vassal captains, and personal attendants.”
Adjective
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Adjective
Opposite of acting as an interim and temporary measure
Adjective
Opposite of attempting to achieve one's goals by unscrupulous scheming
Noun
Opposite of a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral
Noun
Opposite of a crafty, and typically underhanded, means to achieve one's aims
Noun
Opposite of a strategy worked out in advance to achieve a goal
“I had to rely on improvisation as I was given very little to work with during my presentation.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of seeking assistance or advice
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Opposite of the medium, method, or instrument used to obtain a result or achieve an end
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Opposite of the use of skill to create or bring about something, especially with a consequent effect of artificiality
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Opposite of a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need
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Opposite of a plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose
Noun
Opposite of a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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