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 Dictionary entry overview: What does short-lived mean? 

SHORT-LIVED (adjective)
  The adjective SHORT-LIVED has 1 sense:

1. lasting a very short time

  Familiarity information: SHORT-LIVED used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SHORT-LIVED (adjective)

Sense 1short-lived [BACK TO TOP]


Lasting a very short time


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


impermanent; temporary (not permanent; not lasting)

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