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Definitions and Synonyms of makeshift | Another word for makeshift | What is makeshift?

Definition 1: something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for makeshift in the sense of this definition

(makeshift is a kind of ...) a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

Definition 2: done or made using whatever is available - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where makeshift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crossed the river on improvised bridges
  • the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear
  • the rock served as a makeshift hammer

Synonyms for makeshift in the sense of this definition

(makeshift is similar to ...) not permanent; not lasting

"politics is an impermanent factor of life" "impermanent palm cottages" "a temperary arrangement" "temporary housing"

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