Definition of transient:
- Hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape.
- Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as, transient pleasure.
- Staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders.
- That which remains but for a brief time.
stateless, fleet, casual, time, homeless, temporary, bum, variable, flying, down-and-out, street people, derelict, gypsy, hobo, passing, fugacious, flotsam, short, transitory, transeunt, bag lady, deciduous, short-lived, flash, pass, fugitive, impermanent, moving, ephemeral, inconstant, floating, continue, perfunctory, provisional.
- transient (part of speech: adjective)
- traveling (part of speech: adjective)
- traveler (part of speech: noun)
Thus it came to pass that his movement of pity towards Sally Oates, which had given him a transient sense of brotherhood, heightened the repulsion between him and his neighbours, and made his isolation more complete.- "Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe", George Eliot.
- "Laments", Jan Kochanowski.
- "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.