Part of speech:
Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle:
The definition of substitute is someone or something used in place of another person or thing.
The definition of makeshift is something that is improvised or serving as a substitute.
The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness:
Manifested in or involving practice:
Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence.
The act of turning to a person or thing for help or as a means of achieving something; recourse:
(Music) a short musical composition for an informal occasion often with the character of improvisation and usually to be played solo.
A temporary stamp that is used before the official issue is released.
The definition of permanent is someone or something that is supposed to last for a very long time.
A drug in solution; liquid medicine
The regular work period of such a group
(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
A substitute for something unobtainable at the time; a makeshift.
Find another word for stopgap. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stopgap, like: expedient, substitute, makeshift, juryrigged, resource, practical, temporary, resort, impromptu, provisional and permanent.