Synonyms for temporal

Synonyms for (noun) temporal

Synonyms: temporal, temporal role

Definition: the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

Similar words: semantic role, participant role

Definition: (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause

Synonyms for (adjective) temporal

Synonyms: temporal

Definition: of this earth or world

Usage: temporal joys; our temporal existence

Similar words: earthly

Definition: of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

Usage: earthly beings; believed that our earthly life is all that matters; earthly love; our earthly home


Synonyms: temporal

Definition: not eternal

Usage: temporal matters of but fleeting moment- F.D.Roosevelt

Similar words: impermanent, temporary

Definition: not permanent; not lasting

Usage: politics is an impermanent factor of life- James Thurber; impermanent palm cottages; a temperary arrangement; temporary housing


Synonyms: secular, worldly, temporal

Definition: characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

Usage: worldly goods and advancement; temporal possessions of the church

Similar words: economic

Definition: concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)

Usage: he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons; gave up the large house for economic reasons; in economic terms they are very privileged


Similar words: material

Definition: concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests

Usage: material possessions; material wealth; material comforts


Similar words: materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded

Definition: marked by materialism


Similar words: terrestrial, mundane

Definition: concerned with the world or worldly matters

Usage: mundane affairs; he developed an immense terrestrial practicality