What is another word for transient?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈansi͡ənt] (IPA)

Transient is a word that expresses a sense of passing or temporary nature. There are many synonyms that convey the same idea; for instance, ephemeral, fleeting, momentary, passing, temporary, and evanescent. Ephemeral suggests that something is short-lived and quickly vanishes, while fleeting implies something that is fleeting or passing quickly. Momentary indicates something that lasts for a short moment or instant, while passing indicates something that is in the process of passing or approaching the end. Temporary means something that exists for a limited time but is not permanent, while evanescent denotes something that is so transitory that it seems to vanish before one's eyes. Regardless of what word you choose, all synonyms convey the same idea of something that is not enduring and is temporary.

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What are the opposite words for transient?

The word "transient" meaning temporary can have various antonyms, depending on the context. If we consider its opposite as permanent, then some common antonyms are permanent, enduring, everlasting, and constant. If we consider it in the sense of something fleeting, some antonyms can be enduring, lasting, steady or stable. If the focus is on the meaning of someone staying temporarily, antonyms could be permanent resident, inhabitant, or local. However, these antonyms may not necessarily have the exact opposite meaning of transient but can be used in contrast depending on the context.

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Usage examples for Transient

I must take advantage of this early, and probably transient, spring for my passage over the Alps....
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse
Several times Arenta's face at her parlour window had given him a passing hope; but Arenta's own love affairs were just then at a very interesting point; and, besides, she regarded the young Lieutenant's admiration for her friend as only one of his many transient enthusiasms.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
The woman transient gave herself to her man so completely that when he was angry, happy, or sad, she was more this way-so little did she understand her own mind, having become nothing but an extension of his pleasure and pain.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito"
Steven Sills

Famous quotes with Transient

  • Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
    Charles Baudelaire
  • To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.
    Arnold Bennett
  • If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government.
    James Bovard
  • Maybe I don't believe things myself, as well. Truth is such a transient thing.
    Tracey Emin
  • Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival.
    Stephen Jay Gould

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