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momentary

mo·men·tar·y

momentary

 
 
pronunciation:
mo mn teI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lasting only a moment.
synonyms:
ephemeral, fleeting, transient, transitory
antonyms:
agelong, eternal, lifelong
similar words:
brief, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary
definition 2: happening at any moment to come.
synonyms:
imminent
similar words:
approaching, impending, looming
Word Parts
The word momentary contains the following part:
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.