Short-lived
Short-lived Short"-lived`, a. Not living or lasting long; being of short continuance; as, a short-lived race of beings; short-lived pleasure; short-lived passion. [1913 Webster]

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  • short-lived — [ ,ʃɔrt lıvd ] adjective lasting for a short period of time: a short lived television series Their promises proved to be short lived …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short-lived — [adj] temporary brief, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, momentary, passing, short, short haul*, short run, short term, transient, transitory; concept 798 Ant. enduring, ethereal, lasting, lengthy, long lived,… …   New thesaurus

  • short-lived — [ˌʃo:t ˈlıvd US ˌʃo:rt ˈlaıvd] adj existing or happening for only a short time ▪ Our happiness was short lived …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short-lived — short lived; short lived·ness; …   English syllables

  • short-lived — [shôrt′līvd′, shôrt′livd′] adj. having or tending to have a short life span or existence …   English World dictionary

  • short-lived — 1580s, from SHORT (Cf. short) (adj.) + pt. of LIVE (Cf. live) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • short-lived — || ‚ʃɔrt lɪvd /ʃɔːt lives for a few days, lives for a short period of time, mortal, ephemeral …   English contemporary dictionary

  • short-lived — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting only a short time …   English terms dictionary

  • short-lived — index ephemeral, temporary, transient, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • short-lived — short lived, *transient, transitory, passing, ephemeral, momentary, fugitive, fleeting, evanescent Antonyms: agelong …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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