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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

Matched Categories

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. Riley Howell:

    I remember Riley's enthusiasm for life, infectious smile, and bright-eyed amiability, i can think of only one way to describe his passing — heart-wrenching.

  2. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    'Tis a strange mystery, the power of words! Life is in them, and death. A word can send The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek. Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn The current cold and deadly to the heart. Anger and fear are in them; grief and joy Are on their sound; yet slight, impalpable:-- A word is but a breath of passing air.

  3. John Felton:

    I'm not doing nothing, because I have a Michigan plate, other than that why are you trailing me? you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you.

  4. Trevor Lawrence:

    We got tested, i think we passed.It will be Clemson's fourth championship game appearance in five years.Historic performance for Joe BurrowEntering College Football Playoff, LSU, Ohio State and Clemson were seen as the elite teams, with Oklahoma the only one of the four with a loss.And LSU( 14-0), earning the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings -- and thus avoiding Ohio State and Clemson in the semifinals -- took emphatic advantage of being the No. 1 seed. LSU's 63 points is a record for a College Football Playoff semifinal game.Burrow, this year's winner of the Heisman Trophy and widely presumed the top pick in the upcoming NFL draft, is the first player in Football Bowl Subdivision history to have eight touchdowns in a bowl game.In the first half, Burrow threw for seven touchdowns, tying the record in any bowl game for passing touchdowns thrown in a game. Four of those touchdown receptions went to wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who tied the all-time single-game bowl record with that tally.

  5. Kimberley Cooper:

    I'm saddened to hear of Ben's passing, deepest condolences to Ben Unwin family and friends.


Translations for passing

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  • passatgerCatalan, Valencian
  • verrinnend, flüchtig, vorübergehendGerman
  • pasajero, superficial, muerte, paso, extremadamente, pase, somero, aprobación, excelenteSpanish
  • syöttö, ohitus, syöttäminen, ohimennen, peräti, poismeno, katoavainen, hyväksyminen, suurenmoinen, katoava, siirtyminen, syöttely, ohimenevä, läpimeno, loppu, ohittaminenFinnish
  • passager, passingFrench
  • [[զույգով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], [[խմբով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], թռուցիկ, ընդունում, անցում, մահ, փոխանցում, անցողիկ, անցնելը, շատ, գերազանց, չափազանց, մեռնելըArmenian
  • חוֹלֵףHebrew
  • vago, óbito, efêmero, passageiro, passagem, excelente, preeminente, ótimo, aprovação, passe, temporário, morte, extremamentePortuguese
  • выдаю́щийся, вскользь, смерть, передача, отли́чный, расплы́вчатый, принятие, чрезвычайно, жонглирование с партнёром, проходя́щий, переходRussian
  • đi quaVietnamese
  • פארבייגייענדיקYiddish

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