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fleeting

fleet·ing

fleeting

 
pronunciation:
fli tIng
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part of speech: adjective
definition: passing or disappearing quickly; transient; ephemeral.
She gave him only a fleeting glance.Unfortunately, their success was fleeting.I got only a fleeting glimpse of the bird before it flew off.
synonyms:
brief, ephemeral, evanescent, passing, transient
antonyms:
enduring, lasting, long-lasting
similar words:
flitting, fugitive, impermanent, momentary, quick, short-lived, temporal, temporary, transitory, vanishing
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derivations: fleetingly (adv.), fleetingness (n.)
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