(In`ex*pe"di*ence In`ex*pe"di*en*cy) n. The quality or state of being inexpedient; want of
fitness; unsuitableness to the end or object; impropriety; as, the inexpedience of some measures.
It is not the rigor but the inexpediency of laws and acts of authority which makes them tyrannical.Paley.
(In`ex*pe"di*ent) a. Not expedient; not tending to promote a purpose; not tending to the end
desired; inadvisable; unfit; improper; unsuitable to time and place; as, what is expedient at one time may be
inexpedient at another.
If it was not unlawful, yet it was highly inexpedient to use those ceremonies.Bp. Burnet.
Syn. Unwise; impolitic; imprudent; indiscreet; unprofitable; inadvisable; disadvantageous.
(In`ex*pe"di*ent*ly) adv. Not expediently; unfitly.
(In`ex*pen"sive) a. Not expensive; cheap.
(In`ex*pe"ri*ence) n. [L. inexperientia, cf. F. inexpérience. See In- not, and Experience.]
Absence or want of experience; lack of personal and experimental knowledge; as, the inexperience of
Failings which are incident to youth and inexperience.Dryden.
Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.Addison.
(In`ex*pe"ri*enced) a. Not having experience; unskilled. "Inexperienced youth." Cowper.
(In`ex*pert") a. [L. inexpertus inexperienced: cf. F. inexpert. See In- not, and Expert.]
1. Destitute of experience or of much experience. [Obs.] Milton.
2. Not expert; not skilled; destitute of knowledge or dexterity derived from practice. Akenside.
(In`ex*pert"ness), n. Want of expertness or skill.
(In*ex"pi*a*ble) a. [L. inexpiabilis: cf. F. inexpiable. See In- not, and Expiable.]
1. Admitting of no expiation, atonement, or satisfaction; as, an inexpiable crime or offense. Pomfret.
2. Incapable of being mollified or appeased; relentless; implacable. [Archaic] "Inexpiable hate." Milton.
They are at inexpiable war with all establishments.Burke.
(In*ex"pi*a*ble*ness), n. Quality of being inexpiable.
(In*ex"pi*a*bly), adv. In an inexpiable manner of degree; to a degree that admits of no atonement.
(In*ex"pi*ate) a. [L. inexpiatus. See In- not, and Expiate.] Not appeased or placated. [Obs.]
To rest inexpiate were much too rude a part.Chapman.
(In`ex*plain"a*ble) a. [Pref. in- not + explainable; cf. L. inexplanabilis.] Incapable of
being explained; inexplicable.
(In*ex"ple*a*bly) adv. [Cf. L. inexplebilis; pref. in- not + explere to fill up. See Expletion.]
Insatiably. [Obs.] Sandys.