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Synonyms for instant
ˈɪn stəntin·stant

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instant

    moment, second, minute, twinkling, trice, flash

    period, duration, cycle, time, permanence, perpetuity, eternity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minutenoun

    a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

    "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

    nictitation, second, blinking, flashbulb, pulse, flashgun, eye blink, beat, heartbeat, minute, news bulletin, moment, flash, photoflash, split second, flare, pulsation, winking, flash bulb, wink, nictation, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, blink, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    beseeching, past, imploring, pleading, future, slow

  2. moment, minute, second, instantadjective

    a particular point in time

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

    endorsement, consequence, present moment, import, second, minute of arc, arcminute, second gear, s, flash, sec, secondment, min, hour, moment, indorsement, wink, twinkling, here and now, heartbeat, jiffy, mo, second base, irregular, blink of an eye, split second, trice, bit, arcsecond, minute

    imploring, beseeching, pleading, past, future, slow

  3. instantaneous, instant(a)adjective

    occurring with no delay

    "relief was instantaneous"; "instant gratification"

    pleading, imploring, slow, beseeching, past, future

  4. instant, instadjective

    in or of the present month

    "your letter of the 10th inst"

    exigent, clamant, inst, instantaneous, insistent, crying, instant(a)

    past, imploring, pleading, future, slow, beseeching

  5. clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instantadjective

    demanding attention

    "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"

    clamant, insistent, instant(a), egregious, exigent, glaring, gross, flagrant, strident, repetitive, vociferous, crying(a), blatant, clamorous, instantaneous, exacting, rank, crying, inst

    pleading, future, beseeching, slow, imploring, past

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. instantadjective

    pressing, urgent, importunate, earnest

  2. instantadjective

    immediate, quick, instantaneous

  3. instantadjective

    current, present, now passing

  4. instantnoun

    moment, second, twinkling, flash, trice, jiffy, twinkling of an eye, smallest conceivable point of time

  5. instantnoun

    present month, current month

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How to use instant in a sentence?

  1. Shalome Pinto:

    It's like a dopamine hit, it's instant validation for what you post. Someone is validating what you've written or worn. You instantly feel good about what you wore and how you look.

  2. Alexis DeTocqueville:

    This Rock has become an object of veneration in the United States. I have seen bits of it carefully preserved in several towns in the Union. Does this sufficiently show that all human power and greatness is in the soul of man? Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant; and the stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation; its very dust is shared as a relic.

  3. Brian Littrell:

    … You know, I think our fans have proven to us over the years, it’s a true testament to longevity in the career world of today because it’s hard to have hit after hit after hit. there's kind of more ways to get in trouble now as an artist, but that rise to fame is so instant now with YouTube, with Twitter, Instagram and all that stuff.

  4. Kate Smith:

    It's the easiest way to make' instant friends' abroad.

  5. Walter Bagehot:

    Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns.

Translations for instant

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  • لَحْظةArabic
  • moment, instantní, okamžikCzech
  • øjeblikDanish
  • dieses Monats, dringend, Moment, fertig-, augenblicklich, vorübergehend, Augenblick, instant, bevorstehend, momentan, hujusGerman
  • στιγμήGreek
  • momentoEsperanto
  • instante, momentoSpanish
  • pika-, [[tämän]] [[kuun]], pikaruoka, hetkellinen, hetki, pikakahvi, välitön, kiireellinenFinnish
  • instantané, instantFrench
  • mòmaid, grad, priobadhScottish Gaelic
  • רגעHebrew
  • pillanatHungarian
  • attimo, istante, immediatoItalian
  • 瞬時の, 急ぎの, インスタント, 差し迫った, 即席の, 即席, 今月, 緊急の, インスタントの, 火急の, 切迫した, 瞬間, その場で決めたJapanese
  • moment, ogenblikkelijk, ogenblik, kant-en-klaar, dringend, poosje, onmiddelijk, kortstondigDutch
  • instantâneo, instante, instantâneaPortuguese
  • instantRomanian
  • мгнове́ние, моме́нт, предстоя́щий, безотлага́тельный, сро́чный, настоя́тельный, раствори́мый, неме́дленный, теку́щийRussian
  • omedelbar, ögonblick, ögonblickligSwedish
  • sasaSwahili
  • உடனடிTamil
  • an, hazırTurkish
  • فوریUrdu

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