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ˈfli tɪŋfleet·ing

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  1. fleetingadjective

    Synonyms:
    ephemeral

  2. fleetingadjective

    passing quickly

    Synonyms:
    ephemeral

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fleeting

    Transient and transitory are both derived from the same original source (Latin trans, over, and eo, go), denoting that which quickly passes or is passing away, but there is between them a fine shade of difference. A thing is transient which in fact is not lasting; a thing is transitory which by its very nature must soon pass away; a thing is temporary (Latin tempus, time) which is intended to last or be made use of but a little while; as, a transient joy; this transitory life; a temporary chairman. Ephemeral (Greek epi, on, and hemera, day) literally lasting but for a day, often marks more strongly than transient exceeding brevity of duration; it agrees with transitory in denoting that its object is destined to pass away, but is stronger, as denoting not only its certain but its speedy extinction; thus that which is ephemeral is looked upon as at once slight and perishable, and the word carries often a suggestion of contempt; man's life is transitory, a butterfly's existence is ephemeral; with no solid qualities or worthy achievements a pretender may sometimes gain an ephemeral popularity. That which is fleeting is viewed as in the act of passing swiftly by, and that which is fugitive (Latin fugio, flee) as eluding attempts to detain it; that which is evanescent (Latin evanesco, from e, out, and vanus, empty, vain) as in the act of vanishing even while we gaze, as the hues of the sunset.

    Synonyms:
    brief, ephemeral, evanescent, flitting, flying, fugitive, momentary, passing, short, temporary, transient, transitory

    Antonyms:
    abiding, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, lasting, permanent, perpetual, persistent, undying, unfading

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentaryadjective

    lasting for a markedly brief time

    "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"

    Synonyms:
    fugitive, momentaneous, momentary

    Antonyms:
    long

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fleetingadjective

    Synonyms:
    transitory, transient, ephemeral, temporary, passing, evanescent, fugitive, flitting, flying, brief, short-lived, here to-day and gone tomorrow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fleetingadjective

    Synonyms:
    impermanent, transient, transitory, evanescent, ephemeral, fugitive, temporary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fleeting":

    ephemeral, fugitive, mayfly, short-lived, transient

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How to use fleeting in a sentence?

  1. Swami Sivanada:

    Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.

  2. Brené Brown:

    To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.

  3. H.W. Mann:

    Loss of supposed happiness brings illusions into the light. Attachment to something is illusion and brings suffering. Attachments are fleeting because they are of thought and emotion. Fantasies of something out there. It is impossible for happiness to exist out there. Happiness is a state of consciousness. It is within. It exists in what is, not the attachment to it. It exists in surrender to reality as it is. Happiness exists as a value in the essence of a person or thing. In the present there is no loss. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Anything of any real value is always present.

  4. Kristen Stewart:

    I look at her, the pictures and fleeting video clips, and I feel the ground shakes and you don’t know what’s going to happen.

  5. Nicki Ley:

    True love isn’t a fleeting thing; contrarily, it is a current of water that replenishes effortlessly, as its inherent, underlying duty is to do just that. Like truth, love shall set you free.

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