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Synonyms for transient
ˈtræn ʃənt, -ʒənt, -zi ənttran·sient

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  1. transientnoun

    homeless, traveller, itinerant, migrant, temporary, flighty, transitory, passing, ephemeral, fugacious, brief, fleeting

    recurrent, permanent, immanent

  2. transientnoun

    Passing or disappearing with time; transitory.

    migrant, traveller, itinerant, homeless, temporary, ephemeral, fleeting, brief, passing, flighty, fugacious, transitory

    recurrent, permanent, immanent

  3. transientnoun

    Remaining for only a brief time.

    traveller, homeless, itinerant, migrant, transitory, passing, ephemeral, fugacious, brief, flighty, temporary, fleeting

    immanent, permanent, recurrent

  4. transientnoun

    Decaying with time, especially exponentially.

    homeless, traveller, itinerant, migrant, passing, transitory, flighty, fugacious, ephemeral, temporary, fleeting, brief

    immanent, recurrent, permanent

  5. transientnoun

    having a positive probability of being left and never being visited again.

    homeless, itinerant, migrant, traveller, fleeting, brief, passing, fugacious, flighty, ephemeral, temporary, transitory

    recurrent, permanent, immanent

  6. transientadjective

    Occasional; isolated; one-off; individual.

    migrant, itinerant, homeless, traveller, passing, temporary, transitory, fugacious, flighty, brief, ephemeral, fleeting

    immanent, permanent, recurrent

  7. transientadjective

    Passing through; passing from one person to another.

    brief, ephemeral, temporary, passing, flighty, transitory, fugacious, fleeting

    permanent, immanent, recurrent

  8. transientadjective

    Operating beyond itself; having an external effect.

    temporary, flighty, brief, transitory, fleeting, passing, ephemeral, fugacious

    recurrent, permanent, immanent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. transient

    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.

    brief, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, flying, fugitive, momentary, passing, short, temporary, transitory

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. transient

    fleeting, fugitive, transitory, temporary, passing, evanescent, ephemeral, momentary, brief

    abiding, permanent, perpetual, persistent, lasting, enduring

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transientnoun

    one who stays for only a short time

    "transient laborers"

    lasting, permanent

  2. transientadjective

    (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

    permanent, lasting

  3. transeunt, transientadjective

    of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind

    passing, ephemeral, fugacious, transitory, short-lived, transeunt

    lasting, permanent

  4. 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"

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

    permanent, lasting

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  1. transientadjective


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. transientadjective

    fleeting, transitory, temporary, impermanent


  1. List of known nicknames for "transient":

    Transient, Carl Martin, Transisent

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How to use transient in a sentence?

  1. L.F. Magister:

    Man's life is short and transitory because they devote most of their lives also to what is transient and momentary.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Everything that life unfolds or offers is transient. That is to say, it lasts only for a short time. So, if life is fair to you, do appreciate God and then, enjoy, celebrate and share life's fairness positively and cheerfully. But, if life is unfair to you never worry. For, tough times never last. -Emeasoba George

  3. Christopher Ransom:

    There are not that many medical conditions that produce transient, recurrent, and highly-stereotyped neurological symptoms and epileptic seizures top that list of diagnoses to consider, this case, however, produced a particular challenge because [ the ] patient initially only described the cyclical pattern of sweating, not neurological symptoms. It wasn't until a spell was directly observed that alterations of behavior, seen as slowed verbal responses, was recognized to accompany the episodes of intense sweating.

  4. Mike Nicodemus:

    Cost is a driving factor, the decrease in religious restrictions is another one, and it's a very transient world we live in today.

  5. Johann von Goethe:

    Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.

Translations for transient

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  • عابرArabic
  • vergänglich, kurzlebig, transientGerman
  • παροδική, παροδικόςGreek
  • transeunte, trotamundo, transitorioSpanish
  • گذراPersian
  • ohimenevä, lyhytaikainen, katoavainen, katoava, häipyvä, hetkellinenFinnish
  • bref, clochard, sans-abri, temporaire, provisoire, fugace, transitoire, éphémère, clodo, itinérant, SDF, passagerFrench
  • חולףHebrew
  • transitorioItalian
  • ホームレス, 瞬間的, 一時的なもの, 儚い, 過渡現象, 一時的, 過渡, 渡り労働者, 精神の外部Japanese
  • tūao, rangitahiMāori
  • eindig, vergankelijkDutch
  • transitórioPortuguese
  • tranzitoriu, efemer, trecător, tranzientRomanian
  • мимолётный, транзиторный, преходящий, случайный, отдельный, недолговечный, временный, скоротечный, кратковременныйRussian
  • kortvarig, övergående, förgänglig, flyktigSwedish
  • நிலையற்றTamil
  • 短暫的Chinese

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