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Another word for transient


Another word for transient

  1. In motion

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Synonym Study

  • 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.