Meaning of TRANSIENT in English


lasting or staying only a short time

features of a transient culture now extinct

Synonyms: ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, momentaneous, momentary, passing, short-lived, transitory, volatile; compare temporary

Related Word: deciduous, flitting, unstable; temporal, temporary; insubstantial

Idioms: as transient as the clouds, here today and gone tomorrow

Contrasted words: lasting, perdurable, permanent, substantial; durable, stable

Antonyms: perpetual

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