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evanescent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


evanescent at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1717, from L. evanescentem (nom. evanescens), prp. of evanescere "disappear, vanish," from ex- "out" + vanescere "vanish." ///

evanescent at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj literary [Date: 1700-1800; Language: Latin; Origin: , present participle of evanescere 'to disappear']// something that is evanescent does not last very long//

evanescent at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "evanescent":
atomic, brittle, capricious, changeable, corpuscular, corruptible,
deciduous, disappearing, dissolving, dying, embryonic, ephemeral,
evaporating, fading, fickle, fleeting, flitting, fly-by-night,
flying, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, germinal, granular,
impalpable, imperceptible, impermanent, impetuous, imponderable,
impulsive, inappreciable, inconstant, indiscernible, infinitesimal,
insubstantial, intangible, invisible, melting, microcosmic,
microscopic, molecular, momentary, mortal, mutable, nondurable,
nonpermanent, passing, perishable, short-lived, subatomic,
temporal, temporary, tenuous, thin, transient, transitive,
transitory, ultramicroscopic, undurable, unenduring, unseeable,
unstable, vanishing, volatile

evanescent at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Smallness): small, little, diminutive, small in size, minute, fine, inconsiderable, paltry, unimportant, faint, weak, slender, light, slight, scanty, scant, limited, meager, insufficient, sparing, few, so-so, middling, tolerable, no great shakes*, below par, at a low ebb, halfway, moderate, modest, subtle, evanescent, infinitesimal, very small, atomic, microscopic, molecular, subatomic, mere, simple, sheer, bare.

[ADJ] (Transience): transient, transitory, passing, evanescent, fleeting, cursory, short-lived, ephemeral, flying, fugacious, fugitive, temporary, provisional, provisory, perishable, mortal, precarious, unstable, insecure, impermanent, brief, momentary.

[ADJ] (Disappearance): disappearing, evanescent, vanished, occulted, eclipsed, missing, lost, gone.

evanescent at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(literary) disappearing quickly from sight or memory:
Talk is evanescent, writing leaves footprints.

evanescent at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(literary) disappearing quickly from sight or memory:
Talk is evanescent, writing leaves footprints.

Evanescent at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Evanescent \Ev`a*nes"cent\, a. [L. evanescens, -entis, p. pr. of
1. Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; vanishing;
fleeting; as, evanescent joys.

So evanescent are the fashions of the world in these
particulars. --Hawthorne.

2. Vanishing from notice; imperceptible.

The difference between right and wrong, is some
petty cases, is almost evanescent. --Wollaston.

evanescent at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : tending to vanish like vapor; "evanescent beauty"

evanescent at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » evanescens|ēvānēscēns|vanishing, disappearing|lang=la


* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˌɛv.əˈnɛs.ənt/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Vanishing, disappearing.
    1. 1837, Category: w - :Nathaniel Hawthorne|Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Footprints on the Sea-Shore" in Twice-Told Tales:
    2. : The sea was each little bird's great playmate. . . . In their airy flutterings, they seemed to rest on the evanescent spray.
    3. 1911, Category: w - :Anna Katharine Green|Anna Katharine Green, Initials Only, ch. 19:
    4. : . . . making the ideal of my foolish girlhood seem as unsubstantial and evanescent as a dream in the glowing noontide.
    5. Ephemeral, momentary, fleeting.
    6. 1851, Category: w - :Herman Melville|Herman Melville, Moby Dick, ch. 46:
    7. : In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
    8. Barely there; almost imperceptible.
    9. 1888, Category: w - :Thomas Hardy|Thomas Hardy, "The Withered Arm":
    10. : Her face too was fresh in colour, but it was of a totally different quality—soft and evanescent, like the light under a heap of rose-petals.
    11. 1907, Category: w - :Joseph Conrad|Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent, ch. 7:
    12. : While he was speaking the hands on the face of the clock behind the great man's back—a heavy, glistening affair of massive scrolls in the same dark marble as the mantelpiece, and with a ghostly, evanescent tick—had moved through the space of seven minutes.
    13. 1916, Category: w - :D. H. Lawrence|D. H. Lawrence, Twilight in Italy, ch. 1:
    14. : And I was pale, and clear, and evanescent, like the light, and they were dark, and close, and constant, like the shadow.


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    Inter: la-verb-form » ēvānescent
  • Inter: conjugation of » evanesco|ēvānescō|3|p|fut|act|ind|lang=la

  • Translation: et » evanescent
    Translation: fr » evanescent
    Translation: ko » evanescent
    Translation: io » evanescent
    Translation: kn » evanescent
    Translation: mg » evanescent
    Translation: my » evanescent
    Translation: pl » evanescent
    Translation: ta » evanescent
    Translation: te » evanescent
    Translation: vi » evanescent

    évanescent at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: fr-adj » sort=evanescent
  • evanescent

  • Translation: el » évanescent
    Translation: fr » évanescent
    Translation: ko » évanescent
    Translation: io » évanescent
    Translation: vi » évanescent