What does short-lived mean?

Definitions for short-livedlaɪvd, lɪvd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word short-lived.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

  2. Author Unknown:

    Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.

  3. Amotz Asa-El:

    It's hard to say exactly how long this (coalition) will last, but it's not viable, it will be short-lived, laden with difficulty and will end in a unity deal with Herzog.

  4. Norihiro Fujito:

    As long as there is speculation about intervention, speculators may test whether the BOJ may actually act, so we are bracing for another sell-off in stocks, if the BOJ acts, it may serve as a short-term 'painkiller' but the effect will likely be short-lived.

  5. American Furyk:

    So far, I've been fortunate but we all know in this sport that it can be short-lived, if something happens to the back or whatever it may be, it's a tricky slope. I'm just thankful for the very healthy years that I've had and I do the best to get as many more as I can.

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