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Synonyms for momentary
ˈmoʊ mənˌtɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary(adj)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. momentary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    instantaneous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. momentary(a)

    Synonyms:
    instantaneous, transient

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    instant, instantaneous, transient

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How to use momentary in a sentence?

  1. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    The pleasure is momentary, the position rediculous, and the expense damnable.

  2. Sasha Exeter:

    And that, my friends, gave Jessica Mulroney the momentary confidence to come for my livelihood in writing.

  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. Auguste Renoir:

    If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous.

  5. Lord Chesterfield:

    Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.


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