What does evanescent mean?

Definitions for evanescentˌɛv əˈnɛs ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word evanescent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. evanescent(adj)

    tending to vanish like vapor

    "evanescent beauty"


  1. evanescent(Adjective)

    Vanishing, disappearing.

  2. evanescent(Adjective)

    Ephemeral, momentary, fleeting.

  3. evanescent(Adjective)

    Barely there; almost imperceptible.

  4. Origin: From evanescens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evanescent(adj)

    liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; vanishing; fleeting; as, evanescent joys

  2. Evanescent(adj)

    vanishing from notice; imperceptible

  3. Origin: [L. evanescens, -entis, p. pr. of evanescere.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evanescent

    ev-an-es′ent, adj. fleeting; imperceptible.—v.i. Evanesce′, to fade away.—n. Evanes′cence.—adv. Evanes′cently. [L. evanescens, -entise, vanescĕre, to vanish—vanus, empty.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evanescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evanescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H Hahn Blavatsky:

    Desire nothing, Chafe not at fate, nor at Nature's changeless laws. But struggle only with the personal, the transitory, the evanescent and the perishable.

  2. Constantin Stanislavski:

    Success is transient, evanescent. The real passion lies in the poignant acquisition of knowledge about all the shading and subtleties of the creative secrets.

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