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Synonyms for makeshift
ˈmeɪkˌʃɪftmakeshift

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  1. makeshift, stopgap, make-doadjective

    something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

    Synonyms:
    make-do, stopgap

    Antonyms:
    lasting, permanent

  2. improvised, jury-rigged, makeshiftadjective

    done or made using whatever is available

    "crossed the river on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"

    Synonyms:
    improvised, jury-rigged

    Antonyms:
    permanent, lasting

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  1. makeshiftnoun

    Synonyms:
    substitute, temporary, expedient

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  1. makeshiftnoun

    Synonyms:
    expedient, substitute

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  1. List of paraphrases for "makeshift":

    improvised, impromptu, temporary, alternative, provisional, interim

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1485alternative
#3606temporary
#6464interim
#11333provisional
#32870improvised
#37257impromptu
#43512makeshift
#115068stopgap

How to use makeshift in a sentence?

  1. Sterling Candland:

    When she came out, she had a makeshift sling on her arm, and she just looked very rundown. We just looked at each other. We can't just walk away from this one with a good conscience.

  2. Irwin Redlener:

    It's an extremely makeshift, temporary answer to a very complex problem, it doesn't work for long, living in a motel, especially a crowded motel. It is a terrible situation for a young child.

  3. Maroofa Bibi:

    When the shelling starts, we rush to cower in the makeshift basements of our home, the power supply gets cut and we wait in the darkness with our terrified children, waiting for it be over.

  4. Los Angeles:

    I was surprised to see how much it affected me as soon as I got here and saw these makeshift memorials, my kids grew up with Kobe Bryant and Kobe Bryant meant so much to all three of my children. So I sort of experienced all that along with my kids.

  5. Frances Perkins and her colleagues:

    The process of recovery is not a simple one, we can not be satisfied merely with makeshift arrangements which will tide us over the present emergencies. We must devise plans that will not merely alleviate the ills of today, but will prevent, as far as it is humanly possible to do so, their recurrence in the future.


Translations for makeshift

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  • provisionalCatalan, Valencian
  • Notlösung, behelfsmäßig, Notbehelf, Provisorium, provisorischGerman
  • provisional, apaño, improvisaciónSpanish
  • hätävara -, tilapäis-, hätävaraFinnish
  • de fortuneFrench
  • sealachScottish Gaelic
  • fortinHaitian Creole
  • improvvisato, improvvisazione, di fortuna, ripiegoItalian
  • noodoplossing, provisorischDutch
  • improvisert, nødløsningNorwegian
  • prowizoryczny, prowizorkaPolish
  • improviso, improvisadoPortuguese
  • самодельный, временная замена, временное приспособление, временный, импровизированныйRussian

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