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

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  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

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  1. momentary

    Synonyms:
    instantaneous, fleeting, transitory

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  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

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  1. momentaryadjective

    Synonyms:
    instantaneous

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  1. momentaryadjective

    Synonyms:
    instantaneous, transient

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  1. List of paraphrases for "momentary":

    instant, instantaneous, transient

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How to use momentary in a sentence?

  1. Wesley D'Amico:

    Sadness and Happiness is a comparison between your fleeting momentary choices between past and future, modern and ancient.”

  2. Kaela Bamberger:

    We are in the face of a mass extinction event, science tells us we are, that the implications of climate change are extremely wide-ranging and would cause mass suffering on a huge scale. The momentary inconvenience experienced by commuters has to be seen alongside the situation that were in.

  3. Adrian Meule:

    This study showed that brisk walking can be used as a strategy to reduce momentary food craving.

  4. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Where else can we find happiness for a day other than from something that can offer momentary relief, something like the booze?”

  5. Ann Gray:

    Ponder the capriciousness of human nature, which allows momentary appetites and fleeting attitudes to set the courses for entire lives and future responsibilities.


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