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Synonyms for momentary
ˈmoʊ mənˌtɛr imo·men·ta·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. momentary

    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, fleeting, flitting, flying, fugitive, passing, short, temporary, transient, transitory

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. momentary

    Synonyms:
    instantaneous, fleeting, transitory

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, fleeting, momentaneous

    Antonyms:
    long

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. momentaryadjective

    Synonyms:
    instantaneous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. momentaryadjective

    Synonyms:
    instantaneous, transient

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "momentary":

    instant, instantaneous, transient

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How to use momentary in a sentence?

  1. Carl DeHaven:

    Just A Thought Thinking in the present requires choice to do so. To be here now is more than a momentary thing. It's a way of life. It is true that the choices we make determine our lives. Regardless of what others think, do, say we have the ability to handle our reactions to that which occurs to us. It's one of our abilities that when exercised will aid efforts to live a more enhanced life. We all have an inherent aspect that when realized enables us to live as chosen. Potential is like fuel in the tank. We all have a "tank of potential" that awaits turning of a key. KnowyerLoved, CWD

  2. Walter ReedTrump physician:

    What he meant was that 24 hours ago when he and I were checking on The President, that there was that momentary episode of a high fever and that temporary drop in the saturation, which prompted us to act expediently to move him up here.

  3. Bill McInturff:

    When you see a number this different, it means you might be right on top of a shift in the campaign, what you don't know yet is if the change is going to take place or if it is a momentary 'pause' before the numbers snap back into place.

  4. Corazon Aquino:

    The next election will be a referendum for the 'Straight Path', you decide if the improvement we are now enjoying will become permanent, or will be considered just luck and a momentary recovery from a long history of failure.

  5. Evelyn Waugh:

    Of children as of procreation - the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.

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