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Meaning of FLEETING

Pronunciation:  'fleeting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"
  2. [adj]  moving or passing by very swiftly; "fleeting clouds passing before the face of the moon"

FLEETING is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fugitive, momentaneous, momentary, moving, short



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fleet"ing\, a.
Passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as,
the fleeting hours or moments.

Syn: Evanescent; ephemeral. See {Transient}.

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