Temporary synonyms

tĕm'pə-rĕr'ē
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Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
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The definition of provisional is something arranged or done on a temporary basis with the intent to re-evaluate or change to something permanent later.
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Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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(Archaic) ephemeral
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(Literature) made up a sequence of seemingly unconnected episodes
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Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
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Useful for effecting a desired result; suited to the circumstances or the occasion; advantageous; convenient
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For the time (being); temporary or temporarily
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The definition of stopgap is used as a substitute.
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Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.
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Uncertain; subject to future change.
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Remaining for only a brief time.
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Temporary; pending the implementation of something new
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(Uncountable) The state or condition of being ephemeral; transience.
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The quality or state of being impermanent.
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Alternative form of impermanence.
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(Bot.) Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
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Of a passing nature; not enduring or permanent; temporary, fleeting, or ephemeral; transient
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The definition of interim is something that takes place during the time between two specified periods.
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Payable or reaching maturity within a relatively brief time, such as a year:
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Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
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The definition of substitute is someone or something used in place of another person or thing.
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Mailed for guaranteed delivery on the next day:
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Not defecating at more or less fixed intervals or times; experiencing constipation
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Capable of being changed.
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Not fixated or fixed; moving or changing freely
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Wavering or fickle:
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The definition of perishable is something that is likely to rot, spoil or go bad quickly.
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Liable or subject to death; not immortal:
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Being started.
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The definition of permanent is someone or something that is supposed to last for a very long time.
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Firmly in position; stationary:
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Eternal is defined as not having a beginning or an end.
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Short-lived or ephemeral, as a life.
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That acts; functioning
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For a special case only, without general application
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In the meantime; temporarily
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(Logic) Stating that one sentence is true if another is.
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Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season:
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The definition of ephemeral is something that has a very short lifespan or lasts for a very short time.
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Passing quickly; ephemeral:
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The definition of limited is something or someone with boundaries or restrictions.
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Tedious; repetitive and boring
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Temporal possessions, especially of the Church or clergy.
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The characteristic of being temporary.
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Running away or fleeing, as from the law.
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Having or tending to have a short life span or existence
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Designed for or limited to short distances:
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Lasting or existing only for a short time
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A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.
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(Law) Abbreviation of temporary.
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a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
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The definition of summary is a statement presenting the main points.
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The condition of being topical.
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Fleeting; evanescent.
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(Computing, of a variable) having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
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Synonym Study

  • Acting is applied to one who temporarily takes over the powers of a regular official during the latter's absence a vice-president often serves as acting president
  • Ad interim refers to an appointment for an intervening period, as between the death of an official and the election of a successor
  • Provisional is specifically applied to a government (or to its officers) established for the time being in a country, a newly formed nation, etc. until a permanent government can be formed
  • Temporary applies to a post held (or to the person holding such a post) for a limited time, subject to dismissal by those having the power of appointment a temporary mail carrier
Find another word for temporary. In this page you can discover 70 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for temporary, like: brief, provisional, short, for-the-time-being, pro tem, ephemerous, episodic, evanescent, expedient, extemporaneous and pro tempore.