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Wordnet 3.0


1. tending to vanish like vapor;
- Example: "evanescent beauty"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Evanescent \Ev`a*nes"cent\, a. [L. evanescens, -entis, p. pr. of evanescere.] 1. Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; vanishing; fleeting; as, evanescent joys. [1913 Webster] So evanescent are the fashions of the world in these particulars. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 2. Vanishing from notice; imperceptible. [1913 Webster] The difference between right and wrong, in some petty cases, is almost evanescent. --Wollaston. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

evanescent adj 1: tending to vanish like vapor; "evanescent beauty"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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