What does short-lived mean?

Definitions for short-livedlaɪvd, lɪvd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious(adj)

    lasting a very short time

    "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"


  1. short-lived(Adjective)

    Alive or existent for only a short period of time.

    But his joy was short-lived, for his fortunes soon changed.

  2. Origin: From short + life + -ed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Short-lived(adj)

    not living or lasting long; being of short continuance; as, a short-lived race of beings; short-lived pleasure; short-lived passion


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of short-lived in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of short-lived in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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