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Wordnet 3.0


1. not permanent; not lasting;
- Example: "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber
- Example: "impermanent palm cottages"
- Example: "a temperary arrangement"
- Example: "temporary housing"
[syn: impermanent, temporary]

2. existing or enduring for a limited time only;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impermanent \Im*per"ma*nent\, a. Not permanent. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

impermanent adj 1: not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing" [syn: impermanent, temporary] [ant: lasting, permanent] 2: existing or enduring for a limited time only
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "impermanent": able to adapt, adaptable, adjustable, alterable, alterative, brittle, capricious, changeable, checkered, corruptible, deciduous, dying, ephemeral, evanescent, ever-changing, fading, fickle, fleeting, flexible, flitting, fluid, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, insubstantial, kaleidoscopic, malleable, many-sided, metamorphic, mobile, modifiable, momentary, mortal, movable, mutable, nondurable, nonpermanent, nonuniform, passing, perishable, permutable, plastic, protean, proteiform, resilient, rubbery, short-lived, supple, temporal, temporary, transient, transitive, transitory, undurable, unenduring, unstable, variable, volatile