evanescent
[ ev-uh-nes-uhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 18th century; Latin from Latin evanescent- ‘disappearing’, from the verb evanescere
Synonyms
  • brief
  • disappearing
  • fading
  • fleeting
  • momentary
  • passing
  • short-lived
  • temporary
  • tenuous
  • vanishing
Antonyms
  • unlimited
  • permanent
Definition
soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing
Example
Even though Kelly was begging to sign up for the soccer team now, her mother knew her interest was evanescent and would not last until the season started.
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