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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 Expedient

  • disobedient
  • ingredient
  • obedient

2. expedient

adjective. ['ɪkˈspiːdiːənt'] serving to promote your interest.

Synonyms

  • utile
  • carpetbagging
  • politic
  • advantageous
  • opportunistic
  • opportunist
  • timeserving
  • useful
  • carpetbag

Antonyms

  • useless
  • inexpedient
  • impolitic
  • inconvenient

3. expedient

noun. ['ɪkˈspiːdiːənt'] a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one.

Synonyms

  • make-do
  • last resort
  • makeshift
  • agency
  • pis aller
  • crutch
  • stopgap
  • way
  • means
  • improvisation

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • natural object
  • inaccessible

4. expedient

adjective. ['ɪkˈspiːdiːənt'] appropriate to a purpose; practical.

Antonyms

  • permanent

5. temporary

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

Synonyms

  • irregular
  • part-time

Antonyms

  • impermanent
  • mortality
  • malfunctioning

Etymology

  • temporarius (Latin)
  • tempus (Latin)

6. 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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