Synonyms and Antonyms of moment

  1. 1 a particular point at which an event takes place <at that moment he suddenly turned around and headed toward me> Synonyms occasion, timeRelated Words flash, instant, jiffy, minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, wink; bit, space, spell, stretch, while

  2. 2 the quality or state of being important <an event of great moment> Synonyms account, consequence, import, magnitude, importance, momentousness, significance, weight, weightinessRelated Words celebrity, distinction, eminence, fame, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, preeminence, prominence, renown; store, substance, substantiveness, value, worth, worthiness; gravity, seriousness; authority, control, dominion, mastery, potency, power, sway; mark, name, report, reputation, repute; centrality, essentiality, essentialness; cachet, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature, status; glory, greatness, honor, illustriousnessNear Antonyms paltriness, pettiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, shame; anonymity; obscurityAntonyms insignificance, littleness, puniness, slightness, smallness, triviality

  3. 3 a very small space of time <I'll be there in just a moment> Synonyms beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, jiff, jiffy, minute, instant, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, twinkling, winkRelated Words microsecond; snatch, spurtNear Antonyms aeon (or eon), age, eternity, forever; infinity, lifetime

  4. 4 the time currently existing or in progress <I'm not doing anything at the moment> Synonyms here and now, {h,1}present, now, todayRelated Words phase, stage, stateNear Antonyms history, past, yesterday, yesteryear, yore; by-and-by, future, futurity, hereafter, offing, tomorrow

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