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1. temporary

adjective. ['ˈtɛmpɝˌɛri'] not permanent; not lasting.

Synonyms

  • permanence
  • pro tem
  • working
  • transient
  • impermanent
  • makeshift
  • evanescent
  • permanency
  • short-lived
  • ephemeral
  • unstable
  • transitory
  • shipboard
  • acting
  • terminable
  • interim
  • fly-by-night
  • improvised
  • pro tempore
  • episodic
  • jury-rigged
  • passing
  • temporal

Antonyms

  • permanent
  • impermanence
  • unemployed
  • impractical

Etymology

  • temporarius (Latin)
  • tempus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Temporary

  • actuary
  • ancillary
  • apothecary
  • arbitrary
  • arbitrary
  • aviary
  • budgetary
  • contemporary
  • customary
  • deflationary
  • dictionary
  • dietary
  • dignitary
  • disciplinary
  • discretionary
  • disinflationary
  • dispensary
  • diversionary
  • diversionary
  • dromedary

How do you pronounce temporary?

Pronounce temporary as ˈtɛmpərˌɛri.

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Example sentences of the word temporary


1. Adjective
You should end up with the knotted end as a temporary handle.

Quotes containing the word temporary


1. 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.
- Vince Lombardi

2. Graffiti's always been a temporary art form. You make your mark and then they scrub it off.
- Banksy

3. Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.
- William Feather

2. temporary

adjective. ['ˈtɛmpɝˌɛri'] lacking continuity or regularity.

Synonyms

  • irregular
  • part-time

Antonyms

  • impermanent
  • mortality
  • malfunctioning

Etymology

  • temporarius (Latin)
  • tempus (Latin)

3. temporary

noun. ['ˈtɛmpɝˌɛri'] a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis.

Synonyms

  • temporary worker
  • temp

Antonyms

  • inoperative
  • immanent
  • infinite

Etymology

  • temporarius (Latin)
  • tempus (Latin)
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