impermanent


im·per·ma·nent

adjective \-nənt\

: not lasting forever : not permanent

Full Definition of IMPERMANENT

:  not permanent :  transient
im·per·ma·nent·ly adverb

Examples of IMPERMANENT

  1. <built an impermanent structure to serve for the archaeologists' living quarters during the dig>
  2. <a summer romance that was an impermanent fancy, quickly forgotten>

First Known Use of IMPERMANENT

1653

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