adjective fleet·ing \ˈflē-tiŋ\

: not lasting : lasting for only a short time

Full Definition of FLEETING

:  passing swiftly :  transitory
fleet·ing·ly \ˈflē-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
fleet·ing·ness noun

Examples of FLEETING

  1. I caught a fleeting glimpse of the comet.
  2. <had a fleeting desire to jump into the cool lake but kept on hiking>

First Known Use of FLEETING



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