fleeting Definition

lasting for a very short time; passing quickly.

Using fleeting: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fleeting" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The moment of happiness was fleeting.

  • Example

    She caught a fleeting glimpse of the thief before he disappeared into the crowd.

  • Example

    The sun cast a fleeting shadow on the wall as it set behind the mountains.

fleeting Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: fleeting in Brief

The term 'fleeting' [ˈfliːtɪŋ] refers to something that lasts for a very short time or passes quickly. It is often used to describe moments of happiness or glimpses of something that disappears quickly. Synonyms include 'transient' and 'momentary,' while antonyms include 'enduring' and 'permanent.'

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