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1. makeshift

adjective. ['ˈmeɪkˌʃɪft'] done or made using whatever is available.

Synonyms

  • impermanent
  • jury-rigged
  • temporary

Antonyms

  • stable
  • impermanence
  • infinite
  • full-time

Etymology

  • make (English)
  • make (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shift (English)
  • sciftan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Makeshift

  • aerolift
  • airlift
  • boatlift
  • facelift
  • forklift
  • seadrift
  • sealift
  • shoplift
  • spendthrift

2. makeshift

noun. ['ˈmeɪkˌʃɪft'] something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency.

Synonyms

  • expedient
  • make-do

Antonyms

  • disadvantageous
  • useless
  • inexpedient

Etymology

  • make (English)
  • make (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shift (English)
  • sciftan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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