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Synonyms for passing
ˈpæs ɪŋ, ˈpɑ sɪŋpass·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. passing

    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, momentary, short, temporary, transient, transitory

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pass, passing play, passing game, passingnoun

    (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

    "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"

    Synonyms:
    go, notch, departure, liberty chit, exit, strait, fling, walk, passing play, loss, crack, laissez passer, going, mountain pass, straits, bye, passing game, flip, passport, base on balls, expiration, toss, passage, release, pass, whirl, qualifying, head, offer, overtaking

    Antonyms:
    flunk, failing, unsatisfactory, lasting, permanent, careful

  2. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, releasenoun

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

    Synonyms:
    sledding, firing, overtaking, liberation, passage, dismissal, expiry, divergence, release, freeing, spill, difference, sacking, personnel casualty, vent, passing game, breathing out, sack, tone ending, deviation, passing play, acquittance, red, departure, press release, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exhalation, handout, pass, exit, leaving, qualifying, loss, dismission, way out, going, discharge, red ink, issue, going away, spillage, deprivation, termination

    Antonyms:
    failing, flunk, unsatisfactory, lasting, permanent, careful

  3. passing, passagenoun

    the motion of one object relative to another

    "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"

    Synonyms:
    qualifying, departure, transition, handing over, loss, passageway, enactment, going, release, exit, passing play, passing game, pass, musical passage, expiration, passage, transit, overtaking

    Antonyms:
    failing, flunk, lasting, unsatisfactory, permanent, careful

  4. passingnoun

    the end of something

    "the passing of winter"

    Synonyms:
    exit, release, qualifying, going, overtaking, expiration, loss, passing play, passing game, pass, departure, passage

    Antonyms:
    flunk, failing, unsatisfactory, permanent, careful, lasting

  5. passage, passingnoun

    a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another

    "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"

    Synonyms:
    qualifying, departure, transition, handing over, loss, passageway, enactment, going, release, exit, passing play, passing game, musical passage, expiration, passage, pass, transit, overtaking

    Antonyms:
    flunk, failing, lasting, permanent, careful, unsatisfactory

  6. passing, overtakingnoun

    going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it

    "she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"

    Synonyms:
    exit, release, qualifying, going, overtaking, expiration, loss, passing play, passing game, pass, departure, passage

    Antonyms:
    failing, flunk, careful, unsatisfactory, permanent, lasting

  7. passing, pass, qualifyingadjective

    success in satisfying a test or requirement

    "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

    Synonyms:
    go, qualifying, departure, head, liberty chit, modification, strait, fling, walk, loss, straits, mountain pass, limiting, laissez passer, going, release, flip, exit, bye, passing play, passing game, crack, passport, pass, expiration, toss, passage, whirl, base on balls, notch, offer, overtaking

    Antonyms:
    failing, flunk, permanent, unsatisfactory, lasting, careful

  8. ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugaciousadjective

    lasting a very short time

    "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"

    Synonyms:
    short-lived, passing(a), ephemeral, pass(a), transeunt, cursory, transitory, perfunctory, fugacious, casual, transient

    Antonyms:
    flunk, failing, unsatisfactory, lasting, careful, permanent

  9. passing(a), pass(a)adjective

    of advancing the ball by throwing it

    "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"

    Antonyms:
    failing, flunk, careful, permanent, lasting, unsatisfactory

  10. passing(a)adjective

    allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily

    "a passing grade"

    Antonyms:
    failing, flunk, lasting, unsatisfactory, careful, permanent

  11. casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctoryadverb

    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

    "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"

    Antonyms:
    failing, flunk, lasting, permanent, unsatisfactory, careful

  12. extremely, exceedingly, super, passingadverb

    to an extreme degree

    "extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"

    Synonyms:
    highly, exceedingly, extremely, super

    Antonyms:
    flunk, failing, careful, lasting, unsatisfactory, permanent

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. passingadjective

    Synonyms:
    exceeding, surpassing, transient, momentary, transitory, fleeting, impermanent

  2. passingadverb

    Synonyms:
    exceedingly, surpassingly

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How to use passing in a sentence?

  1. George Fominyen:

    Every convoy passing through conflict areas means a lot of sleepless nights.

  2. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    The adoration of his heart had been to her only as the perfume of a wild flower, which she had carelessly crushed with her foot in passing.

  3. Horace:

    Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.

  4. Ould Cheikh Ahmed:

    The country's infrastructure is destroyed; families dispersed, and its social fabric torn apart. This is a critical and most difficult phase. With every passing day, more and more Yemeni lives are lost.

  5. Sam Clovis:

    What Mr. Trump is passing on is what other people are saying about Ted Cruz, the inside the beltway stuff is I think really fascinating, when you start to see the interactions inside the United States Senate, and who is able to get along and who is not. And I think that is where those comments come from.

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Translations for passing

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  • passatgerCatalan, Valencian
  • flüchtig, verrinnend, vorübergehendGerman
  • extremadamente, aprobación, somero, superficial, excelente, pase, muerte, pasajero, pasoSpanish
  • syöttäminen, loppu, ohimenevä, siirtyminen, syöttö, ohimennen, peräti, hyväksyminen, suurenmoinen, katoavainen, ohitus, katoava, läpimeno, ohittaminen, poismeno, syöttelyFinnish
  • passing, passagerFrench
  • մեռնելը, չափազանց, գերազանց, շատ, անցնելը, անցողիկ, փոխանցում, անցում, [[զույգով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], թռուցիկ, ընդունում, [[խմբով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], մահArmenian
  • ótimo, excelente, passe, extremamente, morte, temporário, aprovação, passageiro, preeminente, passagem, efêmero, vago, óbitoPortuguese
  • вскользь, передача, отли́чный, принятие, чрезвычайно, переход, выдаю́щийся, проходя́щий, жонглирование с партнёром, расплы́вчатый, смертьRussian
  • đi quaVietnamese
  • פארבייגייענדיקYiddish

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