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Meaning of TRANSITORY

Pronunciation:  'transi`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
 

TRANSITORY is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: ephemeral, fugacious, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tran"si*to*ry\, a. [L. transitorius: cf. F.
transitoire. See {Transient}.]
Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting;
evanescent.

      Comfort and succor all those who, in this transitory
      life, are in trouble.                    --Bk. of Com.
                                               Prayer.

      It was not the transitory light of a comet, which
      shines and glows for a wile, and then . . . vanishes
      into nothing.                            --South.

{Transitory action} (Law), an action which may be brought in
   any county, as actions for debt, and the like; -- opposed
   to local action. --Blackstone. Bouvier.

Syn: transient; short-lived; brief. See {Transient}.

 

 

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