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English adjective: ephemeral

1. ephemeral lasting a very short time

SamplesThe ephemeral joys of childhood.
A passing fancy.
Youth's transient beauty.
Love is transitory but it is eternal.
Fugacious blossoms.

Synonymsfugacious, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory

Similarimpermanent, temporary

Antonymslasting, permanent

English noun: ephemeral

1. ephemeral (animal) anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form


Broader (hypernym)insect

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