Meaning of TRANSIENT in English


n. Function: adjective

lasting or staying only a short time FF1C; features of a transient culture now extinct FF1E;

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

Related Words: 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

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.