1. fleeting

adjective. ['ˈfliːtɪŋ'] lasting for a markedly brief time.


  • fugitive
  • momentaneous
  • momentary


  • tall
  • high
  • outfield
  • sufficient


  • fleten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Fleeting

  • mistreating
  • completing
  • retreating
  • depleting
  • competing
  • unseating
  • repeating
  • overeating
  • deleting
  • defeating
  • treating
  • sweeting
  • smeeting
  • greeting
  • wieting
  • sheeting
  • seating
  • meeting
  • keating
  • heating
  • geeting
  • cheating
  • beating
  • eating

Example sentences of the word fleeting

1. Adjective
If you notice blood in your cat's stools just once, it could be a fleeting issue.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It also serves up some less than appetising meals that become sickly after the first fleeting and uncertain bite.

Quotes containing the word fleeting

1. The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

2. The elusive nature of love... it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.
- Mick Jagger

3. Hope founded upon a human being, a man-made philosophy or any institution is always misplaced... because these things are unreliable and fleeting.
- Charles Stanley