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makeshift

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of makeshift

  1. taking the place of one that came before turned a towel into a makeshift skirt Synonyms of makeshift new, substitute, substitutiveWords Related to makeshift alternate, alternative, pinch; different, other, separate; extra, spare; improvised, jury; another, second; utility; successive; equivalentNear Antonyms of makeshift first, former; equal, identical, same; lasting, permanentAntonyms of makeshift original


makeshift

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of makeshift

  1. a temporary replacement when his belt broke, he was forced to use string as a makeshift Synonyms of makeshift expedient, stopgap Words Related to makeshift quick fix; recourse, refuge, resort; alternate, backup, standby, stand-in, substitute, understudy

Synonym Discussion of makeshift

resource, resort, expedient, shift, makeshift, stopgap mean something one turns to in the absence of the usual means or source of supply. resource and resort apply to anything one falls back upon.
    • exhausted all of their resources
    • a last resort
expedient may apply to any device or contrivance used when the usual one is not at hand or not possible.
    • a flimsy expedient
shift implies a tentative or temporary imperfect expedient.
    • desperate shifts to stave off foreclosure
makeshift implies an inferior expedient adopted because of urgent need or allowed through indifference.
    • old equipment employed as a makeshift
stopgap applies to something used temporarily as an emergency measure.
    • a new law intended only as a stopgap


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