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temporalness | temporalty | temporaneous | temporarily | temporariness | Temporary | temporary expedient | temporary hookup | temporary injunction | temporary removal | temporary state



Adjective, Noun


Temporarya. [L. temporarius, fr. tempus, temporis, time: cf. F. temporaire.].
     Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief.  [1913 Webster]
    "Temporary government of the city."  [1913 Webster]
Temporary star. (Astron.) See under Star.


Temporary, adj. & n.
--adj. lasting or meant to last only for a limited time (temporary buildings; temporary relief).
--n. (pl. -ies) a person employed temporarily (cf. TEMP).

temporarily adv. temporariness n.
L temporarius f. tempus -oris time



acting, ad hoc, ad interim, alternate, alternative, backup, band-aid, blue-collar worker, breadwinner, brittle, capricious, casual, casual laborer, changeable, common laborer, corruptible, counterfeit, dangerous, day laborer, deciduous, desultory, dummy, dying, employee, ephemeral, equivalent, ersatz, evanescent, factory worker, fading, fake, fickle, fleeting, flitting, flunky, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, free lance, free-lancer, fugacious, fugitive, full-time worker, hand, hazardous, imitation, impermanent, impetuous, improvisational, improvised, impulsive, inconstant, industrial worker, infirm, insecure, insubstantial, interim, jackleg, jobber, jobholder, jury-rigged, laborer, laboring man, make-do, makeshift, makeshifty, menial, migrant, mock, moiler, momentary, mortal, mutable, navvy, nondurable, nonpermanent, office temporary, passing, perilous, perishable, phony, pinch, precarious, pro tem, pro tempore, proletarian, provisional, provisory, proxy, reserve, risky, roustabout, salaried worker, secondary, self-employed person, servant, shaky, shifting, shifty, short-lived, slippery, spare, stiff, stopgap, substitute, supply, temporal, tentative, ticklish, toiler, token, transient, transitive, transitory, treacherous, undependable, undurable, unenduring, unfaithworthy, unreliable, unsolid, unsound, unstable, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsubstantial, unsure, untrustworthy, utility, vicarious, volatile, wage earner, wage slave, wageworker, worker, workgirl, workhand, working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman




N transience, transientness, evanescence, impermanence, fugacity, caducity, mortality, span, nine days' wonder, bubble, Mayfly, spurt, flash in the pan, temporary arrangement, interregnum, velocity, suddenness, changeableness, transient, transient boarder, transient guest, transient, transitory, transitive, passing, evanescent, fleeting, cursory, short-lived, ephemeral, flying, fugacious, fugitive, shifting, slippery, spasmodic, instantaneous, momentaneous, temporal, temporary, provisional, provisory, deciduous, perishable, mortal, precarious, unstable, insecure, impermanent, brief, quick, brisk, extemporaneous, summary, pressed for time, sudden, momentary, temporarily, pro tempore, for the moment, for a time, awhile, en passant, in transitu, in a short time, soon, briefly, at short notice, on the point of, on the eve of, in articulo, between cup and lip, one's days are numbered, the time is up, here today and gone tomorrow, non semper erit aestas, eheu! fugaces labuntur anni, sic transit gloria mundi, a schoolboy's tale, the wonder of the hour!, dum loquimur fugerit invidia aetas, fugit hora, all that is transitory is but an illusion.

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