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English adjective: instant

1. instant occurring with no delay


SamplesRelief was instantaneous.
Instant gratification.


Synonymsinstantaneous


Similarfast


Antonymsslow

2. instant in or of the present month


SamplesYour letter of the 10th inst.


Synonymsinst


Similarpresent


Antonymsfuture, past

3. instant demanding attention


SamplesClamant needs.
A crying need.
Regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous.
Insistent hunger.
An instant need.


Synonymsclamant, crying, exigent, insistent


Similarimperative


Antonymsbeseeching, imploring, pleading


English noun: instant

1. instant (time) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)


SamplesIf I had the chance I'd do it in a flash.


Synonymsblink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink


Broader (hypernym)bit, minute, mo, moment, second

2. instant (time) a particular point in time


SamplesThe moment he arrived the party began.


Synonymsminute, moment, second


Broader (hypernym)point, point in time


Narrower (hyponym)climax, culmination, eleventh hour, last minute, moment of truth, moment of truth, pinpoint, psychological moment, time









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