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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 ad interim, impermanent, interim, temporary, provisionary, provisory, short-termRelated Words 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 final, fixed, set, settled; unconditional, unlimited, unqualified; extended, lasting, long-range, standing; dateless, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, perpetual, timeless, undying, unendingAntonyms 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 ad interim, interim, acting, provisionary, provisory, temporaryRelated Words alternate, backup, jackleg, make-do, makeshift, proxy, stopgap, substituteAntonyms long-term, permanent



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