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  • adj.temporarily helping
  • nountemporary help

synonyms for stopgap

  • emergency
  • expedient
  • impromptu
  • makeshift
  • rough-and-tumble
  • substitute
  • temp
  • temporary
  • throwaway
  • Band-Aid
  • improvised
  • practical
  • provisional
  • rough-and-ready
  • recourse
  • expediency
  • shift
  • improvisation
  • resort
  • substitute
  • expedient
  • resource
  • makeshift
  • refuge
  • Band-Aid
  • pis aller
  • temporary expedient
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antonyms for stopgap

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  • completed
  • finished
  • permanent
  • solved
  • solution
  • permanency
  • permanent
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How to use stopgap in a sentence

Jones acknowledges that the company’s technology is only a stopgap solution… for now.
A STARTUP USING A NEW TECH TO MAKE HYDROGEN EXTRACTS CASH FROM BILL GATES’ CLIMATE TECH FUNDJONATHAN SHIEBERFEBRUARY 9, 2021TECHCRUNCH
Washington could also pursue Ryan, a steady veteran similar to Alex Smith without the injury concerns, or Mariota, a one-season stopgap.
WITH MATTHEW STAFFORD OUT OF THE RUNNING, WASHINGTON’S QUARTERBACK OPTIONS ARE LIMITEDNICKI JHABVALA, SAM FORTIERFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Complicating matters, lawmakers still have not reached an agreement on how to fund the federal agencies beyond the stopgap bill.
SENATE APPROVES ONE-WEEK SPENDING BILL TO AVERT MIDNIGHT SHUTDOWNMIKE DEBONIS, JEFF STEIN, SEUNG MIN KIMDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Lenders have allowed some borrowers to delay payments or use loan reserves as a stopgap.
MOUNTING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LOSSES THREATEN BANKS, RECOVERYDAVID LYNCHNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
If a stopgap funding bill isn’t passed by the end of September, the federal government will shut down.
SUPREME COURT FIGHT COULD DERAIL CHANCES FOR SECOND STIMULUS CHECK AND EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSLANCE LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
The measure was a stopgap after Congress failed to enact another Covid-19 stimulus package.
FEMA SPENDS MORE PREPARING FOR TERRORISM THAN HURRICANESRACHEL SCHALLOMAUGUST 27, 2020FORTUNE
Chris Taylor provides quality play as a stopgap at whichever position.
THE DODGERS’ LEGACY MAY DEPEND ON THIS SHORT SEASONROBERT O'CONNELLJULY 13, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Yet almost all began in the living rooms of people with access to a 3D printer and the ingenuity to put together stopgap measures as existing supply lines struggled to keep up.
THIS WEEK’S AWESOME TECH STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB (THROUGH MAY 30)SINGULARITY HUB STAFFMAY 30, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Only it had been planned as a short-term stopgap—one to be used only until a below-surface airlock could be constructed.
FIRST ON THE MOONJEFF SUTTON
However, a stopgap was found in the person of the book-keeper, a young Englishman, who knew more of music than accounts.
A LITTLE BUSH MAIDMARY GRANT BRUCE
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