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Synonyms for makeshift
ˈmeɪkˌʃɪft

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. makeshiftnoun

    Synonyms:
    substitute, temporary, expedient

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. makeshiftnoun

    Synonyms:
    expedient, substitute

PPDB, the paraphrase database

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

How to use makeshift in a sentence?

  1. Gulfport Police Department -RRB- Woodman:

    Inside the mini-bus, officers found a bin of mostly perishable food that had been left unrefrigerated. There was a five-gallon bucket near the front door that was designated as a makeshift toilet and a propane tank inside the passenger area. The children had no clothing other than what they were wearing.

  2. Simon Missiri:

    Many families with young children and the elderly have been left homeless. They are living in makeshift shelters on embankments and river banks, for well over a month people's coping mechanisms have been worn down by successive waves of flooding. Cyclone Komen made a bad situation even worse. There are high levels of vulnerability in these communities which must not be neglected.

  3. Tulane University:

    The comment was written on a makeshift wall on our private property, normally used for a game of capture the flag, to mock the ideologies of a political candidate.

  4. Carl Mueller:

    She was held in many prisons, she was held in solitary confinement. She was tortured. She was intimidated. She was ultimately raped by al-Baghdadi himself. The Obama administration was criticized over a reported 2015 rescue mission that targetedfour prisoners heldat a makeshift ISIS prison. By the time U.S. commandos stormed the compound, the hostages were already gone. Some relatives and people who worked on the raid blamed the White House for not acting swiftly enough on giving the mission a green light. Specific intelligence had emerged in late Mayproviding officials with the hostages likely location -- including a building, sources told Fox News at the time. The intelligence was described as being.

  5. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    We've got to break the business model of the criminal smugglers and stop the desperate flow of people crammed into makeshift vessels from embarking on a fruitless and perilous journey.

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Translations for makeshift

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  • provisionalCatalan, Valencian
  • Notbehelf, Notlösung, behelfsmäßig, provisorisch, ProvisoriumGerman
  • provisional, apaño, improvisaciónSpanish
  • hätävara -, tilapäis-, hätävaraFinnish
  • de fortuneFrench
  • sealachScottish Gaelic
  • fortinHaitian Creole
  • di fortuna, ripiego, improvvisazione, improvvisatoItalian
  • provisorisch, noodoplossingDutch
  • nødløsning, improvisertNorwegian
  • prowizoryczny, prowizorkaPolish
  • improvisado, improvisoPortuguese
  • самодельный, временная замена, временное приспособление, временный, импровизированныйRussian

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