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provisional

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of provisional

  1. 1 intended to last, continue, or serve for a limited time will form a provisional government until a new leader can be elected Synonyms of provisional ad interim, impermanent, interim, temporary, provisionary, provisory, short-termWords Related to provisional acting; alternate, proxy, substitute; expedient, improvised, makeshift; intermediary, intermediate, transitional; ephemeral, fleeting, fugitive, short-lived, transitory; conditional, contingent, limited, qualified, short-range, tentative; replaceable, terminable, terminateNear Antonyms of provisional final, fixed, set, settled; unconditional, unlimited, unqualified; extended, lasting, long-range, standing; dateless, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, perpetual, timeless, undying, unendingAntonyms of provisional long-term, permanent

  2. 2 serving in a position for the time being he was appointed provisional executor of the industrialist's vast estate Synonyms of provisional ad interim, interim, acting, provisionary, provisory, temporaryWords Related to provisional alternate, backup, jackleg, make-do, makeshift, proxy, stopgap, substituteAntonyms of provisional long-term, permanent



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