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Another word for transient

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Adjective
  1. Lasting or existing only for a short time

      1. Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary:
      2. Of a passing nature; not enduring or permanent; temporary, fleeting, or ephemeral; transient
      1. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence.
      1. Secular or lay; civil:
      2. Of or near the temple or temples (of the head)
      3. Of, relating to, or limited by time:
      1. Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
      2. Having or tending to have a short life span or existence
      1. Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
      2. Cursory or superficial; casual:
      3. Of brief duration; transitory:
      1. Likely to occur at any moment
      2. Occurring or present at every moment:
      3. Lasting for only a moment; passing; transitory
      1. Lasting only a short time; fleeting:
      2. Difficult to comprehend or retain; elusive:
      3. Given to change or disappearance; perishable:
      1. (Botany) Withering or dropping off early.
      2. (Bot.) Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
      3. Passing quickly away; fleeting; ephemeral
      1. Passing quickly; ephemeral:
      2. Passing quickly.
      3. Passing swiftly; not lasting
      1. Fleeting; evanescent.
      2. Swift; rapid
      3. Moving swiftly and nimbly.
      1. Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
      1. Lasting for a markedly brief time:
      2. Lasting only one day
      3. Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
    See also:

    time

    continue

Another word for transient

Noun

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  • Fleeting suggests the swift passing movement of a thing that cannot be caught or held a fleeting thought
  • Evanescent applies to that which appears momentarily and fades quickly away an evanescent image of the scene revealed by lightning
  • Momentary implies duration for a moment or an extremely short time a momentary lull in the conversation
  • Ephemeral literally means existing only one day and, by extension, applies to that which is markedly short-lived ephemeral glory
  • Transitory refers to that which by its very nature must sooner or later pass or end life is transitory
  • Transient applies to that which lasts or stays but a short time a transient guest, feeling, etc.