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passing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of passing

  1. lasting only for a short time his parents were willing to buy him a piano if he demonstrated that his interest in music was more than a passing fancy Synonyms brief, deciduous, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, momentary, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitoryRelated Words little, short, shortish; acting, interim, provisional, short-termNear Antonyms lifelong; continuing, durable, persistent; imperishable, indefectible, indestructibleAntonyms ceaseless, dateless, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, lasting, long-lived, permanent, perpetual, timeless, undying, unending



passing

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of passing

  1. the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities the precise moment of his passing was recorded by the machines at his bedside Synonyms curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, death, quietus, sleepRelated Words casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms birth, nativity


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