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English adjective: temporary

1. temporary not permanent; not lasting


SamplesPolitics is an impermanent factor of life.
Impermanent palm cottages.
A temperary arrangement.
Temporary housing.


Synonymsimpermanent


Similaracting, ephemeral, episodic, evanescent, fly-by-night, fugacious, improvised, interim, jury-rigged, makeshift, passing, pro tem, pro tempore, shipboard, short-lived, temporal, terminable, transient, transitory, working


See alsounstable


Attributepermanence, permanency


Antonymslasting, permanent

2. temporary lacking continuity or regularity


SamplesAn irregular worker.
Employed on a temporary basis.


Synonymsirregular


Similarpart-time, parttime


Antonymsfull-time


English noun: temporary

1. temporary (person) a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis


Synonymstemp, temporary worker


Broader (hypernym)worker









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