1. transitory

adjective. ['ˈtrænzəˌtɔri'] lasting a very short time.


  • transient
  • short-lived
  • impermanent
  • ephemeral
  • passing
  • temporary


  • immanent
  • stable
  • impermanence
  • infinite


  • -ory (English)
  • transit (English)

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Rhymes with Transitory

  • accusatory
  • aleatory
  • allegory
  • ambulatory
  • anticipatory
  • articulatory
  • auditory
  • category
  • celebratory
  • circulatory
  • compensatory
  • conciliatory
  • conciliatory
  • confirmatory
  • confiscatory
  • congratulatory
  • contributory
  • declaratory
  • defamatory
  • depilatory

Sentences with transitory

1. Adjective
The requirements for a transitory concession stand license are a little tougher.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Such transitory features are preserved because no animal life disturbed them – no animal fossils are found here.

Quotes about transitory

1. Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
- Charles Baudelaire

2. We fear death, we shudder at life's instability, we grieve to see the flowers wilt again and again, and the leaves fall, and in our hearts we know that we, too, are transitory and will soon disappear. When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something last longer than we do.
- Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

3. My help had been needed and claimed; I had given it: I was pleased to have done something: trivial, transitory though the deed was, it was yet an active thing, and I was weary of an existence all passive.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre