impermanent


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im·per·ma·nent

 (ĭm-pûr′mə-nənt)
adj.
Not lasting or durable; not permanent.

im·per′ma·nence, im·per′ma·nen·cy n.

impermanent

(ɪmˈpɜːmənənt)
adj
not permanent; fleeting; transitory
imˈpermanence, imˈpermanency n
imˈpermanently adv

im•per•ma•nent

(ɪmˈpɜr mə nənt)

adj.
not permanent; transitory.
[1645–55]
im•per′ma•nence, n.
im•per′ma•nent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impermanent - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
lasting, permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
2.impermanent - existing or enduring for a limited time only
finite - bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

impermanent

adjective temporary, passing, brief, fleeting, elusive, mortal, short-lived, flying, fugitive, transient, momentary, ephemeral, transitory, perishable, fly-by-night (informal), evanescent, inconstant, fugacious, here today, gone tomorrow (informal) Looking at the sky reminds me how impermanent we all are.

impermanent

adjective
Intended, used, or present for a limited time:
Translations

impermanent

[ɪmˈpɜːmənənt] ADJimpermanente

impermanent

adjunbeständig

impermanent

[ɪmˈpɜːmənənt] adjtransitorio/a
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