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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a debtor who flees to avoid paying;


1. (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous;
- Example: "a shady operation"
[syn: fly-by-night, shady]

2. ephemeral;
- Example: "the symphony is no fly-by-night venture"

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fly-by-night adj 1: (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous; "a shady operation" [syn: fly-by-night, shady] 2: ephemeral; "the symphony is no fly-by-night venture" n 1: a debtor who flees to avoid paying
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "fly-by-night": brittle, capricious, changeable, corruptible, deciduous, dying, ephemeral, evanescent, fading, fickle, fleeting, flitting, flying, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, insubstantial, irresponsible, momentary, mortal, mutable, nondurable, nonpermanent, passing, perishable, short-lived, temporal, temporary, transient, transitive, transitory, trustless, undependable, undurable, unenduring, unfaithworthy, unreliable, unstable, unsure, untrustworthy, untrusty, volatile