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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temp, temporary, temporary worker(adj)

    a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis

    Synonyms:
    temporary worker, temp

    Antonyms:
    full-time

  2. impermanent, temporary(adj)

    not permanent; not lasting

    "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"

    Synonyms:
    irregular, impermanent

    Antonyms:
    full-time

  3. irregular, temporary(adj)

    lacking continuity or regularity

    "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"

    Synonyms:
    maverick, atypical, unpredictable, irregular, unorthodox, impermanent

    Antonyms:
    full-time

Wiktionary

  1. temporary(noun)

    One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.

    Synonyms:
    temp

  2. temporary(adjective)

    For a limited time, ephemeral, not constant; transient

    Synonyms:
    temp

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. temporary

    Transient and transitory are both derived from the same original source (Latin trans, over, and eo, go), denoting that which quickly passes or is passing away, but there is between them a fine shade of difference. A thing is transient which in fact is not lasting; a thing is transitory which by its very nature must soon pass away; a thing is temporary (Latin tempus, time) which is intended to last or be made use of but a little while; as, a transient joy; this transitory life; a temporary chairman. Ephemeral (Greek epi, on, and hemera, day) literally lasting but for a day, often marks more strongly than transient exceeding brevity of duration; it agrees with transitory in denoting that its object is destined to pass away, but is stronger, as denoting not only its certain but its speedy extinction; thus that which is ephemeral is looked upon as at once slight and perishable, and the word carries often a suggestion of contempt; man's life is transitory, a butterfly's existence is ephemeral; with no solid qualities or worthy achievements a pretender may sometimes gain an ephemeral popularity. That which is fleeting is viewed as in the act of passing swiftly by, and that which is fugitive (Latin fugio, flee) as eluding attempts to detain it; that which is evanescent (Latin evanesco, from e, out, and vanus, empty, vain) as in the act of vanishing even while we gaze, as the hues of the sunset.

    Synonyms:
    brief, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, flying, fugitive, momentary, passing, short, transient, transitory

    Antonyms:
    abiding, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, lasting, permanent, perpetual, persistent, undying, unfading

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. temporary

    Synonyms:
    present, immediate, partial, limited, transient, impermanent

    Antonyms:
    perpetual, lasting, confirmed, complete, final, perfect, permanent, entire

Editors Contribution

  1. transitionary

    lasting for only a limited period of time.

    a temporary job.

    Submitted by JP03 on May 18, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. temporary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    transitory, transient, fleeting, evanescent, ephemeral, short-lived, temporal, brief, not permanent, not eternal, for a time, of short duration

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