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Using relatively few words; concise
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  1. Using relatively few words; concise
  2. Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
  3. Of short duration or extent
Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
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  1. Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
  2. Of brief duration; transitory:
  3. Lasting only a short time; short-lived; fleeting; momentary
Not permanent; not lasting; fleeting; temporary
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  1. Not permanent; not lasting; fleeting; temporary
Of a passing nature; not enduring or permanent; temporary, fleeting, or ephemeral; transient
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  1. Of a passing nature; not enduring or permanent; temporary, fleeting, or ephemeral; transient
  2. Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary:
Passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral
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  1. Passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral
  2. Staying only for a short time
Passing quickly; ephemeral:
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  1. Passing quickly; ephemeral:
  2. Passing quickly.
  3. Passing swiftly; not lasting
Lacking in breadth or scope:
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  1. Lacking in breadth or scope:
  2. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  3. Easily provoked; irascible:
Lasting only one day
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  1. Lasting only one day
  2. Lasting for a markedly brief time:
  3. Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
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  1. Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
Difficult to comprehend or retain; elusive:
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  1. Difficult to comprehend or retain; elusive:
  2. Given to change or disappearance; perishable:
  3. Lasting only a short time; fleeting:
Changing easily from liquid to vapor at normal temperatures and pressures. Essential oils used in perfumes are highly volatile.
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  1. Changing easily from liquid to vapor at normal temperatures and pressures. Essential oils used in perfumes are highly volatile.
  2. Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
  3. Not lasting long; fleeting
Performed speedily and without ceremony:
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  1. Performed speedily and without ceremony:
  2. Presenting the substance in a condensed form; concise:
  3. That presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed
Likely to occur at any moment
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  1. Likely to occur at any moment
  2. Lasting for only a moment; passing; transitory
  3. Occurring or present at every moment:
(Botany) Withering or dropping off early.
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  1. (Botany) Withering or dropping off early.
  2. (Bot.) Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
  3. Passing quickly away; fleeting; ephemeral
Serving as a stopgap:
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  1. Serving as a stopgap:
  2. Used as a stopgap
  3. Temporary; short-term.
That will do for a while as a substitute
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  1. That will do for a while as a substitute
  2. Made to work or suffice; improvised; substituted.
Being a substitute or substitutes
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  1. Being a substitute or substitutes
Happening as if in a single night; sudden:
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  1. Happening as if in a single night; sudden:
  2. Lasting for, extending over, or remaining during a night:
  3. For use over a single night or for a short journey:
For or during an interim; temporary; provisional
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  1. For or during an interim; temporary; provisional
  2. Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary:
Not straight or even; not symmetrical; not uniform in shape, design, or proportion
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  1. Not straight or even; not symmetrical; not uniform in shape, design, or proportion
  2. (Grammar) Departing from the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation, as the present forms of the verb be or the plural noun children.
  3. Contrary to rule, accepted order, or general practice:
Varying in color or appearance when seen from different angles:
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  1. Varying in color or appearance when seen from different angles:
  2. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
  3. That can change or be changed; likely or tending to change; variable; alterable; fickle
Not fixated or fixed; moving or changing freely
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  1. Not fixated or fixed; moving or changing freely
Wavering or fickle:
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  1. Wavering or fickle:
  2. (Physics) Decaying with relatively short lifetime. Used of subatomic particles.
  3. (Physics) Radioactive, especially with a short half-life.
That may perish; esp., liable to spoil or deteriorate, as some foods
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  1. That may perish; esp., liable to spoil or deteriorate, as some foods
  2. Subject to decay, spoilage, or destruction.
  3. Liable to perish, especially naturally subject to quick decomposition or decay.
Of or relating to any of the extremist factions of the Irish Republican Army established in 1970.
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  1. Of or relating to any of the extremist factions of the Irish Republican Army established in 1970.
  2. Having the nature of a temporary provision; arranged or established for the time being, pending permanent arrangement or establishment
That acts; functioning
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  1. That acts; functioning
  2. Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another.
  3. Temporarily taking over the duties (of a specified position)
Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
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  1. Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
  2. Having or tending to have a short life span or existence
Of a human being considered as a being who must eventually die
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  1. Of a human being considered as a being who must eventually die
  2. Liable or subject to death; not immortal:
  3. Very long and tedious
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  1. Being started.
  2. (Idiomatic) Actively traveling; busy; moving often.
Lasting for a markedly brief time:
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  1. Lasting for a markedly brief time:
  2. Lasting only one day
  3. Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
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  1. Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
Fleeting; evanescent.
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  1. Fleeting; evanescent.
  2. Swift; rapid
  3. Moving swiftly and nimbly.
Passing quickly; ephemeral:
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  1. Passing quickly; ephemeral:
  2. Passing quickly.
  3. Passing swiftly; not lasting
(Botany) Withering or dropping off early.
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  1. (Botany) Withering or dropping off early.
  2. (Bot.) Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
  3. Passing quickly away; fleeting; ephemeral
Lasting only a short time; fleeting:
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  1. Lasting only a short time; fleeting:
  2. Difficult to comprehend or retain; elusive:
  3. Given to change or disappearance; perishable:
Likely to occur at any moment
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  1. Likely to occur at any moment
  2. Occurring or present at every moment:
  3. Lasting for only a moment; passing; transitory
Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
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  1. Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
  2. Cursory or superficial; casual:
  3. Of brief duration; transitory:
Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
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  1. Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
  2. Having or tending to have a short life span or existence
Secular or lay; civil:
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  1. Secular or lay; civil:
  2. Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.
  3. Of, relating to, or limited by time:
Passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral
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  1. Passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral
  2. Staying only for a short time
Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary:
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  1. Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary:
  2. Of a passing nature; not enduring or permanent; temporary, fleeting, or ephemeral; transient
Not permanent; not lasting; fleeting; temporary
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  1. Not permanent; not lasting; fleeting; temporary
Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary:
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  1. Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary:
  2. For or during an interim; temporary; provisional
Having the nature of a temporary provision; arranged or established for the time being, pending permanent arrangement or establishment
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  1. Having the nature of a temporary provision; arranged or established for the time being, pending permanent arrangement or establishment
  2. Of or relating to any of the extremist factions of the Irish Republican Army established in 1970.
Of or relating to the near future:
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  1. Of or relating to the near future:
  2. Not looking far into the future
  3. Intended for use on something close or nearby.
Designating memory involving recent facts or events
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  1. Designating memory involving recent facts or events
  2. Of or pertaining to the near or immediate future.
  3. Acquired over a relatively brief time:
Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another.
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  1. Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another.
  2. Temporarily taking over the duties (of a specified position)
  3. That acts; functioning
Temporary
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  1. Temporary
  2. In the meantime; temporarily
  3. During or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary:
Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary:
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  1. Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary:
  2. For or during an interim; temporary; provisional
Of or relating to any of the extremist factions of the Irish Republican Army established in 1970.
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  1. Of or relating to any of the extremist factions of the Irish Republican Army established in 1970.
  2. Having the nature of a temporary provision; arranged or established for the time being, pending permanent arrangement or establishment

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 69 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for temporary, like: brief, passing, impermanent, transitory, transient, fleeting, short, ephemeral, evanescent, fugitive and volatile.