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temporary

tem·po·rar·y

temporary

 
 
pronunciation:
tem p reI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: of brief or limited duration; impermanent.
My job is temporary, so I'll have to look for another soon.I felt better when she told me the situation was only temporary.They're living in temporary housing until their home is rebuilt.
 
synonyms:
impermanent, passing, short-term
antonyms:
chronic, continuous, fast, lasting, permanent, perpetual
similar words:
acting, adjunct, brief, ephemeral, fleeting, fly-by-night, fugitive, short-lived, transient, transitory
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: temporaries
definition: a person, usu. an office worker, employed for a limited time only.
We hired a temporary while our receptionist was on vacation.
similar words:
casual, replacement, stand-in, substitute
derivations: temporarily (adv.), temporariness (n.)
Word Parts
The word temporary contains the following parts:
temp1, tempor Latin root that means time
synonyms:
chron, chrono
 
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.