temporal role, temporal
n. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
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adj. of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"
adj. not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
temporal, secular, worldly
adj. characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
temporal, earthly
adj. of the material world; "temporal possessions of the church"
adj. of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit); "temporal bone"
adj. of or relating to or limited by time; "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"
prehensile, greedy, grasping, grabby, covetous, avaricious
adj. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
widely distributed, cosmopolitan
adj. growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
epicurean, hedonistic, hedonic
adj. devoted to pleasure; "a hedonic thrill"; "lives of unending hedonistic delight"; "epicurean pleasures"
adj. subject to death; "mortal beings"
adj. "earth-born beings"
adj. confined to the earth
terrene, mundane
adj. belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; "not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind"; "so terrene a being as himself"
sublunary, sublunar, terrestrial
adj. of this earth; "transcendental motives for sublunary actions"; "fleeting sublunary pleasures"; "the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"
adj. serving during an intermediate interval of time; "an interim agreement"
fugacious, short-lived, transitory, transient, passing, ephemeral
adj. lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
adj. limited in duration to a single episode; "an account concerned primarily with episodic events such as the succession of rulers"
adj. ephemeral; "the symphony is no fly-by-night venture"
jury-rigged, makeshift, improvised
adj. done or made using whatever is available; "crossed the river on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"
adj. capable of being terminated after a designated time; "terminable employees"; "a terminable annuity"
guest, visiting
adj. staying temporarily: "a visiting foreigner"; "guest conductor"
adj. concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
terrestrial, mundane
adj. concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
worldly-minded, mercenary, materialistic
adj. marked by materialism
adj. of or belonging to heaven or god
supernal, ethereal, celestial
adj. of heaven or the spirit; "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death"
lasting, permanent
adj. continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
artistic, esthetic, aesthetic
adj. aesthetically pleasing; "an artistic flower arrangement"
adj. not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
unearthly, spiritual
adj. concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love"
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