Definition of temporarily in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈtɛmp(ə)r(ər)ɪli//ˌtɛmp(ə)ˈrɛrɪli/


  • For a limited period of time; not permanently.

    ‘symptoms may disappear temporarily’
    ‘a temporarily vacant department store’
    • ‘Traffic was stopped temporarily for the parade.’
    • ‘Bus stops may have to be moved temporarily.’
    • ‘You have to stay at a hotel temporarily.’
    • ‘He ended up going temporarily blind.’
    • ‘The service was temporarily suspended, but the problem has now been resolved.’
    for the time being, for the moment, for now, for the present, in the interim, for the nonce, for the meantime, in the meantime, in the meanwhile
    for a short time, for a little while, for a short while, briefly, momentarily, fleetingly
    provisionally, pro tem
    pro tempore, ad interim
    en attendant
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