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Another word for temporary

  1. Lasting or existing only for a short time

  2. Intended, used, or present for a limited time

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  3. Temporarily assuming the duties of another

Another word for temporary


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