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Synonyms for temporal
ˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəltem·po·ral

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. temporal

    secular, worldly, civil, political, transient, fleeting, laical, terrestrial, sublunary, mundane

    religious, spiritual, ecclesiastical, eternal, sacerdotal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. temporal role, temporaladjective

    the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

    temporal role

    heavenly, lasting, permanent

  2. temporaladjective

    not eternal

    "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

    secular, worldly

    lasting, permanent, heavenly

  3. temporaladjective

    of or relating to or limited by time

    "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"

    secular, worldly

    heavenly, permanent, lasting

  4. temporaladjective

    of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)

    "temporal bone"

    secular, worldly

    lasting, heavenly, permanent

  5. worldly, secular, temporaladjective

    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

    "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"

    profane, lay, blase, laic, secular, worldly

    permanent, lasting, heavenly

  6. temporaladjective

    of this earth or world

    "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"

    secular, worldly

    heavenly, permanent, lasting

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. temporaladjective

    worldly, terrestrial, mundane, secular, of this world, of this life, not spiritual, not ecclesiastical

  2. temporaladjective

    transient, fleeting, TEMPORARY

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. temporaladjective

    secular, worldly, temporary, political, civil

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "temporal":

    temporary, time, lobe

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How to use temporal in a sentence?

  1. Mary Baker Eddy:

    Spirit is the real and eternal matter is the unreal and temporal.

  2. Saint Francis de Sales:

    Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.

  3. Meister Eckhart:

    Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time.

  4. A.W. Tozer:

    As base a thing as money often is, yet it can be transmuted into everlasting treasure. It can be converted into food for the hungry and clothing for the poor. Any temporal possession can be turned into everlasting wealth. Whatever is given to Christ is immediately touched with immortality. (A.W. Tozer)

  5. Saint Augustine:

    To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.

Translations for temporal

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  • temporalCatalan, Valencian
  • spánkový, časový, světskýCzech
  • verdslig, tidsmæssigeDanish
  • vorübergehend, zeitlich, Schläfen, zeitweilig, diesseitig, temporär, Schläfen-, weltlichGerman
  • χρονικόςGreek
  • tempaEsperanto
  • sienes, temporalSpanish
  • aja-, ajaline, ajutineEstonian
  • زمانیPersian
  • maallinen, väliaikainen, ajallinen, aika-, ohimo-, hetkellinen, lyhytaikainenFinnish
  • temporelle, temporel, temporaireFrench
  • saoghaltaScottish Gaelic
  • זמניHebrew
  • temporaleItalian
  • templaris, temporarius, temporalis, temporalibusLatin
  • forbigående, jordisk, temporal, verdslig, timelig, temporærNorwegian
  • czasowyPolish
  • temporalPortuguese
  • temporal, trecător, temporarRomanian
  • временной, временный, преходящий, височныйRussian
  • tidsmässig, tillfällig, temporal, jordisk, världslig, temporär, tidsbundenSwedish
  • உலகியல்Tamil
  • muvakkat, geçici, cismani, dünyevi, zamana ait, fani, maddi, zamansalTurkish
  • Chinese

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