English Synonyms and Antonyms
Durable (Latin durus, hard) is said almost wholly of material substances that resist wear; lasting is said of either material or immaterial things. Permanent is a word of wider meaning; a thing is permanent which is not liable to change; as, a permanent color; buildings upon a farm are called permanent improvements. Enduring is a higher word, applied to that which resists both time and change; as, enduring fame.
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permanent wave, permanent, permadjective
a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
terminable, impermanent, episodic, pro tem, passing, shipboard, short-lived, transient, makeshift, fugacious, transitory, reversible, temporal, acting(a), evanescent, improvised, jury-rigged, working(a), pro tempore, interim, temporary, fly-by-night, ephemeral
continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
"permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
temporary, fly-by-night, shipboard, short-lived, impermanent, episodic, acting(a), jury-rigged, temporal, passing, pro tem, ephemeral, interim, transient, makeshift, improvised, fugacious, reversible, working(a), transitory, evanescent, terminable, pro tempore
not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition
"permanent brain damage"
jury-rigged, fly-by-night, episodic, interim, transitory, temporary, terminable, makeshift, pro tempore, short-lived, acting(a), shipboard, passing, ephemeral, evanescent, temporal, fugacious, impermanent, reversible, working(a), transient, pro tem, improvised
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How to use permanent in a sentence?
Planes taking off from Kabul are not flying directly to the United States, they’re landing at U.S. military bases and transit centers around the world. At these sites where they are landing, we are conducting thorough scrutiny — security screenings for everyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.
We are considering the use of advanced technology, because drones would allow us to have permanent aerial patrols in the area and be able to react much more efficiently and quickly.
The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is safety.
What Mexico has done is working, but the tendency is irreversible ... It is something that we think will be permanent.
This is a game changer, there are no longer going to be permanent metal implants in the artery.
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- permanentCatalan, Valencian
- ständig, Permanente, beständig, dauerhaft, permanent, unbefristet, DauerwelleGerman
- ماندگار, پایدار, بیپایان, جاودان, همیشگیPersian
- kestokiharat, permanentti, pysyvä, ikuinen, kestävä, vakituinen, jatkuvaFinnish
- permanent, permanenteFrench
- permanent, varanlegurIcelandic
- 永久, パーマJapanese
- 영구적인, 파마Korean
- bestendig, eeuwig, permanent, voorgoedDutch
- permanentNorwegian Nynorsk
- неизменный, перманентный, зави́вка, пермане́нт, постоянный, долговременныйRussian
- مستقل, دائميSindhi
- trȃjan, dugotrajan, vjȅčan, stalanSerbo-Croatian
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