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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. Ryann Weller:

    These DMCA strikes are so scary and damaging. Feels like you could lose your very livelihood in an instant, i'm now hyper sensitive to any copyrighted music and sounds, and have been changing anything and everything that could cause a problem.

  2. 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.

  3. Sheriff Jim McDonnell:

    In this modern age of cell phone video and instant analysis on the Internet, I would ask that we keep in mind that a thorough and comprehensive investigation is detailed and time intensive.

  4. Louise Hartley:

    For the business aspect of Instant Detect, we're really just using it for conservation purposes, so we'll roll it out to two different sites for anti-poaching or for remote monitoring. A lot of that will be through grant funded, but also we may sell additional systems to four conservation uses, we want to bring in new transmission methods.

  5. John Christian Bovee:

    False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.

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  • لَحْظةArabic
  • okamžik, moment, instantníCzech
  • øjeblikDanish
  • bevorstehend, hujus, instant, Augenblick, vorübergehend, augenblicklich, Moment, dringend, dieses Monats, fertig-, momentanGerman
  • στιγμήGreek
  • momentoEsperanto
  • instante, momentoSpanish
  • [[tämän]] [[kuun]], pikaruoka, pika-, pikakahvi, kiireellinen, välitön, hetki, hetkellinenFinnish
  • instant, instantanéFrench
  • mòmaid, grad, priobadhScottish Gaelic
  • רגעHebrew
  • pillanatHungarian
  • attimo, istante, immediatoItalian
  • 急ぎの, 切迫した, 瞬間, 瞬時の, その場で決めた, インスタントの, 火急の, インスタント, 差し迫った, 即席の, 即席, 今月, 緊急のJapanese
  • moment, onmiddelijk, ogenblikkelijk, dringend, kant-en-klaar, poosje, kortstondig, ogenblikDutch
  • instantânea, instante, instantâneoPortuguese
  • instantRomanian
  • мгнове́ние, безотлага́тельный, настоя́тельный, моме́нт, неме́дленный, теку́щий, раствори́мый, сро́чный, предстоя́щийRussian
  • omedelbar, ögonblick, ögonblickligSwedish
  • sasaSwahili
  • உடனடிTamil
  • an, hazırTurkish
  • فوریUrdu

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