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

1 sense of temporary

Sense 1
temp, temporary, temporary worker -- (a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis)
       => worker -- (a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker")

Antonyms of adj temporary

2 senses of temporary

Sense 1
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
irregular, temporary -- (lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis")

INDIRECT (VIA part-time) -> full-time -- (for the entire time appropriate to an activity; "a full-time job")

Similarity of adj temporary

2 senses of temporary

Sense 1
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")
       => acting (prenominal) -- (serving temporarily especially as a substitute; "the acting president")
       => ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious -- (lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms")
       => episodic -- (limited in duration to a single episode; "an account concerned primarily with episodic events such as the succession of rulers")
       => evanescent -- (tending to vanish like vapor; "evanescent beauty")
       => fly-by-night -- (ephemeral; "the symphony is no fly-by-night venture")
       => improvised, jury-rigged, makeshift -- (done or made using whatever is available; "crossed the river on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer")
       => interim -- (serving during an intermediate interval of time; "an interim agreement")
       => pro tem, pro tempore -- (for the time being; "he is the president pro tem"; "designated him to act as consul protempore"- H.H.Fiske)
       => shipboard -- (casual or ephemeral as if taking place on board a ship; "shipboard romances")
       => temporal -- (not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt)
       => terminable -- (capable of being terminated after a designated time; "terminable employees"; "a terminable annuity")
       => working (prenominal) -- (adopted as a temporary basis for further work; "a working draft"; "a working hypothesis")
          Also See-> unstable#1

Sense 2
irregular, temporary -- (lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis")
       => part-time (vs. full-time), parttime -- (involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity; "part-time employees"; "a part-time job")

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