ephemeral
[ ih-fem-er-uhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Greek from Greek ephēmeros (see ephemera) + -al
Synonyms
  • fleeting
  • brief
Antonyms
  • enduring
  • lengthy
Definition
lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory
Example
Spring is her favorite time of year, and she thinks often of its ephemeral beauty.
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