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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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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We have some people who just don’t know any other way to deal with it but take their own lives, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
There were in all three explosions. Two went off in the Bodo Market and a third exploded on a bridge near the military camp, the temporary count informs us that at least 25 people were killed in the bombings.
Wise are they who have learned these truths Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
A person whose visa has been canceled may be subject to a three-year exclusion period that prevents the grant of a further temporary visa, the exclusion period will be considered as part of any new visa application and can be waived in certain circumstances, noting each case is assessed on its own merits.
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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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