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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of transire 'to go across', from ire 'to go'

transient

1 adjective
     
tran‧si‧ent1 formal
1 continuing only for a short time:
transient fashions
2 working or staying somewhere for only a short time:
a transient population
transience noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: short WORD FOCUS: short
speech/piece of writing: brief, concise, condensed, abridged

person: not very tall, little, tiny, petite

time/event: brief, quick, momentary, fleeting, ephemeral, transient, passing, short-lived

legs/fingers: stumpy, stubby

clothes: skimpy


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short

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