Briefly vs Temporary - What's the difference?

briefly | temporary |


As an adverb briefly

is (manner) in a brief manner, summarily.

As an adjective temporary is

not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.

As a noun temporary is

one serving for a limited time; short-term employee.

briefly

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • (manner) In a brief manner, summarily.
  • He covered the subject briefly in his book.
  • (duration) For a brief period.
  • He only worked here briefly .
  • (speech act) To be brief, in short.
  • Briefly , I am not happy about what happened, but no one will be losing their job.

    temporary

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.
  • Existing only for a short time or short times; transient, ephemeral.
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    Noun

    (temporaries)
  • One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.
  • Synonyms

    * temp