Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun temporal

1 sense of temporal

Sense 1
temporal role, temporal -- (the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb)
       => semantic role, participant role -- ((linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause)

Antonyms of adj temporal

3 of 5 senses of temporal

Sense 1
temporal -- (not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt)

INDIRECT (VIA impermanent) -> permanent, lasting -- (continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value")

Sense 4
worldly (vs. unworldly), secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")


Sense 5
temporal -- (of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence")

INDIRECT (VIA earthly) -> heavenly -- (of or belonging to heaven or god)

Similarity of adj temporal

5 senses of temporal

Sense 1
temporal -- (not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt)
       => impermanent (vs. permanent), temporary -- (not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing")

Sense 2
temporal -- (of or relating to or limited by time; "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art")

Sense 3
temporal -- (of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit); "temporal bone")

Sense 4
worldly (vs. unworldly), secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")
       => economic -- (concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money); "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"; "gave up the large house for economic reasons"; "in economic terms they are very privileged")
       => material -- (concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts")
       => materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded -- (marked by materialism)
       => mundane, terrestrial -- (concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality")
          Also See-> earthly#1; profane#2, secular#3; sophisticated#1

Sense 5
temporal -- (of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence")
       => earthly (vs. heavenly) -- (of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home")

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