= Adj. Done or made using whatever is available, Interim or Temporary measure:




1- "The rock served as a makeshift hammer"


2- "Sam arranged a row of chairs to form a makeshift bed"


3- "Thousands of refugees are living in makeshift camps."



= [ Makeshift ] N. Something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency =

A temporary substitute or device, Expedient means:


"When his belt broke, he was forced to use string as a makeshift"




...could indicate that the devised is herefore not very good.

(a makeshift shelter/hospital/school)



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