What does "Transient" mean?


(a.) Hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape (a.) Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as, transient pleasure (a.) Staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders (n.) That which remains but for a brief time

Synonyms ephemeral, temporary, transitory, passing, fugacious, short-lived, impermanent, transeunt

Example: "Transient laborers" Example: "Youth's transient beauty"

Word Family intransience, transience, transiently, transients