fleet·ing adjective \ˈflē-tiŋ\
: not lasting : lasting for only a short time
Examples of FLEETING
- I caught a fleeting glimpse of the comet.
- <had a fleeting desire to jump into the cool lake but kept on hiking>
First Known Use of FLEETING
Related to FLEETING
- brief, deciduous, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, momentary, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory
- ceaseless, dateless, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, lasting, long-lived, permanent, perpetual, timeless, undying, unending
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