Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
2. Degree of Subservience

647. Inexpedience.

   NOUN:INEXPEDIENCE or inexpediency, undesirability, undesirableness &c. adj.; discommodity, impropriety; unfitness (disagreement) [See Disagreement]; inutility [See Inutility]; disadvantage, disadvantageousness, inconvenience, inadvisability.
   VERB:BE INEXPEDIENT &c. adj.; come amiss (disagree) [See Disagreement]; embarrass (hinder) [See Hindrance]; put to inconvenience.
   ADJECTIVE:INEXPEDIENT, undesirable; unadvisable [rare], inadvisable, unsuitable, troublesome, objectionable; inapt, ineligible, inadmissible, inconvenient; incommodious, discommodious; disadvantageous; inappropriate, unfit (inconsonant) [See Disagreement].
  ILL-CONTRIVED, ill-advised; unsatisfactory; unprofitable &c., inept (useless) [See Inutility]; inopportune (unseasonable) [See Intempestivity]; out of -, in the wrong- place; improper, unseemly.
  CLUMSY, awkward; cumbrous, cumbersome; lumbering, unwieldy, hulky; unmanageable (impracticable) [See Difficulty]; impedient (in the way) [See Hindrance].
  UNNECESSARY (redundant) [See Redundance].
  1. It will never do.
  2. It doesn’t pay.
  3. The game is not worth the candle.
  4. He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle.—Franklin