Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Lasting for a short time only; transitory; transient.

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Usage examples "temporary":

  1. This however is but a temporary effect. - "On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation", David Ricardo.
  2. Should you see your sister dying in agony at sea, you would smile tranquilly at her temporary and childish sorrow. - "Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories", Robert Herrick.
  3. The relief was real, but only temporary. - "The Roll-Call", Arnold Bennett.