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EPHEMERAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ephemeral mean? 

EPHEMERAL (noun)
  The noun EPHEMERAL has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: EPHEMERAL used as a noun is very rare.


EPHEMERAL (adjective)
  The adjective EPHEMERAL has 1 sense:

1. lasting a very short time

  Familiarity information: EPHEMERAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EPHEMERAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

ephemeral; ephemeron

Hypernyms ("ephemeral" is a kind of...):

insect (small air-breathing arthropod)


EPHEMERAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Lasting a very short time

Synonyms:

ephemeral; fugacious; passing; short-lived; transitory; transient

Context examples:

the ephemeral joys of childhood / a passing fancy / youth's transient beauty / love is transitory but at is eternal / fugacious blossoms

Similar:

impermanent; temporary (not permanent; not lasting)


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