Synonyms & Antonyms of lasting

(Entry 1 of 2)

having an existence or validity that does not change or diminish
  • one of the few books published last year that is likely to have lasting significance

Synonyms for lasting

Words Related to lasting

Near Antonyms for lasting


present participle of last

Synonyms & Antonyms of lasting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to continue to operate or to meet one's needs
  • we were lucky that the batteries lasted until we could get to the store to buy more

Synonyms for lasting

Words Related to lasting

Near Antonyms for lasting

Antonyms for lasting

2 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • this heavy drought has lasted all summer

Synonyms for lasting

Words Related to lasting

Near Antonyms for lasting

Antonyms for lasting

See the Dictionary Definition 

Frequently Asked Questions About lasting

How does the adjective lasting contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of lasting are durable, permanent, and stable. While all these words mean "enduring for so long as to seem fixed or established," lasting implies a capacity to continue indefinitely.

a book that left a lasting impression on me

Where would durable be a reasonable alternative to lasting?

Although the words durable and lasting have much in common, durable implies power to resist destructive agencies.

durable fabrics

When could permanent be used to replace lasting?

The words permanent and lasting can be used in similar contexts, but permanent adds usually the implication of being designed or planned to stand or continue indefinitely.

permanent living arrangements

When can stable be used instead of lasting?

While in some cases nearly identical to lasting, stable implies lastingness because of resistance to being overturned or displaced.

a stable government

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About lasting

Time Traveler for lasting

Time Traveler

The first known use of lasting was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near lasting

lasted (beyond)


lasting (beyond)

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Lasting.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on lasting

Nglish: Translation of lasting for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of lasting for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!