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Synonyms for transitory
ˈtræn sɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -zɪ-tran·si·to·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. transitory

    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, passing, short, temporary, transient

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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:
    passing, short-lived, passing(a), ephemeral, pass(a), transeunt, cursory, perfunctory, fugacious, casual, transient

    Antonyms:
    lasting, permanent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "transitory":

    transitional, ephemeral, transient, temporary, mayfly, short-lived

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2436brief
#3606temporary
#3992flying
#4462passing
#4833casual
#11389transitional
#12548transient
#23316fugitive
#33406momentary
#34418fleeting
#39014ephemeral
#45661transitory
#49265cursory
#92204perfunctory
#94062evanescent
#106543flitting
#108179mayfly

How to use transitory in a sentence?

  1. Justice OConnor:

    Having this disease made me more aware than ever before of the transitory nature of life here on Earth, of my own life, and it made me value each and every day of life more than ever before.

  2. Loretta Mester:

    Payroll growth slowed considerably in May, raising the question of whether we were at the start of a reversal from the considerable progress that's been made in labor markets, or whether the weak reading was the type of transitory change we typically see during expansions, hiring rebounded in June, alleviating that concern.

  3. Stephen Kinsella:

    When you treat things that are transitory as if they are permanent, you can end up paying a very large price later on. The daddy of them all is stamp duty, the worry is that people treat this cash as if it's forever and the problem is it may not be forever.

  4. Ethan Harris:

    We've got a long way to go. I don't think it's impossible though, clearly, the markets have been quite complacent about The Federal Reserve. And The Federal Reserve has contributed to The Federal Reserve by downplaying the risks and describing inflation as transitory.

  5. Dallas Fed president Richard FisherFor:

    We were never good at forecasting. Nobody is, not even the brilliant minds at the The Fed, i pray The Fed will be right. I hope it's transitory. It's not clear it will be.


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