Synonyms for temporary
ˈtɛm pəˌrɛr item·po·ra·ry
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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.
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Princeton's WordNet3.7 / 3 votes
temp, temporary, temporary workeradjective
a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
not permanent; not lasting
"politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
lacking continuity or regularity
"an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"
lasting for only a limited period of time.
a temporary job.Submitted by JP03 on May 18, 2015
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The administration should be careful because if you live by temporary numbers, you ’ll die by temporary numbers, president Trump and Republicans should n’t rest on their laurels before they get things done.
Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
There was really no space for social distancing. … They were only allowed to get up from their cot to use the restroom as well as to shower, everything that was being brought in was temporary. The showers were temporary, they were bringing in temporary restrooms, so this space was not equipped to house anybody, much less children.
By looking at individual years in that forecast we can now see for the first time, there is a risk of a temporary, and I repeat temporary, exceedance of the all-important 1.5C threshold level set out in the Paris climate agreement.
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- مؤقت, مُؤقتًاArabic
- temporal, eventualCatalan, Valencian
- midlertidig, vikarDanish
- zeitweilig, vorübergehend, temporärGerman
- tilapäinen, ohimenevä, väliaikainen, määräaikainenFinnish
- intérimaire, provisoire, temporaireFrench
- sealachScottish Gaelic
- transitorio, temporalGalician
- átmeneti, ideiglenesHungarian
- temporarius, temporalisLatin
- rangitahi, taupuaMāori
- mellombelsNorwegian Nynorsk
- gaskaboddosašNorthern Sami
- привремен, privremenSerbo-Croatian
- temporär, tillfälligSwedish
- tạm thờiVietnamese
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