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Synonyms for instant
ˈɪn stəntin·stant

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. instant

    moment, second, minute, twinkling, trice, flash

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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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  1. Mike DelPrete:

    If Zillow is able to count each of those people as a customer, they'll win, and for those people, some of them want an instant sale, some are kicking the tires, some want to sell the traditional way. It's like going to their kitchen table and saying,' What do you want ? To list your house, do an instant offer, get a broker ? It's empowering consumers.

  2. William James:

    The stream of thought flows on but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.

  3. Angelo Rossini:

    Instant messaging is becoming a threat to telecoms companies -- and also for social media, we definitely expect this to become the case in more and more other regions of the world.

  4. David Nutt:

    We've never had drugs before with an instant effect. This could create a paradigm shift to help people into a different state of thinking that they can then stay in.

  5. Maurice Wilkes:

    As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.

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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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