Definitions for short-livedlaɪvd, lɪvd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

short′-lived′laɪvd, lɪvd(adj.)

  1. living or lasting only a little while.

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. short-lived(adjective)ɪvd, lɪvd

    lasting only a short time

    a short-lived peace


  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

Translations for short-lived

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


living or lasting only for a short time

short-lived insects; short-lived enthusiasm.

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