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1. instant

noun. ['ˈɪnstənt'] a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat).

Synonyms

  • bit
  • split second
  • minute
  • wink
  • mo
  • second
  • moment
  • heartbeat
  • jiffy
  • trice
  • twinkling
  • New York minute
  • flash

Antonyms

  • disappear
  • hide
  • uncover
  • antinode

Etymology

  • instant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • instant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Instant

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word instant


1. Adjective
Or you can rent a stump grinder to turn it into instant mulch.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Cyberbullying is the latest evolution in bullying, consisting of cruel instant, email and text messages.

Quotes containing the word instant


1. Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
- Allen Klein

2. 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

3. This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love.
- Jeff Greenfield

2. instant

noun. ['ˈɪnstənt'] a particular point in time.

Synonyms

  • point
  • last minute
  • pinpoint
  • minute
  • second
  • point in time
  • moment of truth
  • moment
  • psychological moment
  • climax
  • culmination
  • time

Antonyms

  • lower
  • dull
  • linger
  • tasteful

Etymology

  • instant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • instant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. instant

adjective. ['ˈɪnstənt'] occurring with no delay.

Synonyms

  • instantaneous

Antonyms

  • disagreement
  • former

Etymology

  • instant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • instant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. instant

adjective. ['ˈɪnstənt'] in or of the present month.

Synonyms

  • present

Antonyms

  • past
  • insignificance

Etymology

  • instant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • instant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. instant

adjective. ['ˈɪnstənt'] demanding attention.

Synonyms

  • clamant
  • insistent
  • crying
  • imperative

Antonyms

  • big
  • large
  • careless
  • cardinal

Etymology

  • instant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • instant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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