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ephemeral

e·phem·er·al

ephemeral

 
 
pronunciation:
ih fe m rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lasting for only a short period.
He knew these bitter moods of hers were ephemeral and that soon she would be her usual cheerful self.
antonyms:
abiding, dateless, deathless, eternal, lasting, lifelong, permanent, perpetual, timeless
similar words:
fleeting, fugitive, momentary, temporal, transient
definition 2: lasting or living for only one day.
an ephemeral insect
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part of speech: noun
definition: something that lives or lasts only briefly.
derivations: ephemerally (adv.), ephemerality (n.), ephemeralness (n.)
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