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makeshift

[ meyk-shift ]SEE DEFINITION OF makeshift
  • adj.temporary
  • nountemporary help

Synonyms for makeshift

  • alternative
  • expedient
  • make-do
  • stopgap
  • substitute
  • temp
  • throwaway
  • Band-Aid
  • hit-or-miss
  • provisional
  • quick-and-dirty
  • slapdash
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Antonyms for makeshift

  • complete
  • finished
  • permanent
  • ready
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAKESHIFT

"A makeshift budget" was introduced by Mr. Disraeli and passed.

It was a makeshift barometer, the advertising gift of a yeast company.

It was a slovenly word, a makeshift for the hard broom of clean thought.

And Merrie England swarms with makeshift folk and breakdowns.

Those visits, between 1889 and 1905 were only occasional, a makeshift.

A cave or a rough shelter of boughs was a makeshift for a home.

A call from another of the makeshift tables claimed his attention.

Because in that case there would have been no real redemption, but only a makeshift.

Of 10,000 beaten men and nothing better than makeshift apparatus?

The use of pellets instead of darts is probably an Indian makeshift.

WORD ORIGIN

also make-shift, 1560s, as a noun, "shifty person, rogue," from make (v.) + shift (v.). Adjectival sense of "substitute" is first recorded 1680s. Cf. make-sport "a laughing stock" (1610s).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MAKESHIFT

crude

adjectiveunrefined, natural
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