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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. Marcus Aurelius:

    When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

  3. 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.

  4. Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo:

    It's just a momentary reaction, what we're doing is carrying out court decisions.

  5. Roger Stone:

    It was an egregious mistake. I obviously wish I could do it over again, but I cannot, i recognize I let the court down, I let you down, I let myself down. ... It was a momentary lapse in judgment.


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