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instant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of instant

  1. 1 done or occurring without any noticeable lapse in time an instant response to the cry for help Synonyms of instant immediate, instantaneous, split-second, straightawayWords Related to instant summary; fast, hit-and-run, prompt, quick, rapid, speedy, swiftNear Antonyms of instant dilatory, tardy; slow, sluggish; prolonged, protracted; deferred, delayed

  2. 2 needing immediate attention an instant need for food supplies in the famine-stricken country Synonyms of instant burning, clamant, compelling, critical, crying, dire, emergent, exigent, imperative, imperious, importunate, acute, necessitous, pressing, urgentWords Related to instant demanding, extreme, immediate, insistent, intense, overriding; crucial, desperate, grave, life-and-death (also life-or-death), serious, severe, vital; dangerous, explosive, hazardous, perilous, precarious, unstableNear Antonyms of instant incidental, low-pressure, minor, negligible, trivial, unimportant; nonthreatening, safe, stableAntonyms of instant noncritical, nonurgent

  3. 3 existing or in progress right now we should be more concerned with instant dangers than with those in the far-off future Synonyms of instant current, extant, immediate, present, ongoing, present-dayWords Related to instant contemporary, mod, modern, modernistic, new, newfangled, new-fashioned, recent, red-hot, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-date; being, breathing, existent, existing, livingNear Antonyms of instant coming, future, unborn; completed, concluded, done, ended, finished, over, terminated, through, up; ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, dated, fusty, musty, noncontemporary, obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé; ago, bygone, erstwhile, former, past


instant

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of instant

  1. a very small space of time it all happened in an instant Synonyms of instant beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink Words Related to instant microsecond; snatch, spurt Near Antonyms of instant aeon (or eon), age, eternity, forever; infinity, lifetime


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