Wednesday Word for May 25, 2022

Today’s word came from a newspaper article.

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech

adjective and noun


  1. Lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.
  2. Lasting one day only.
  3. Being of temporary value or passing interest.


The first known use of ephemeral as an adjective was circa 1576 and as a noun in 1807. The word is borrowed from the Greek ephēmeros lasting a day, daily, from epi- + hēmera day.


brief, passing, transitory


ceaseless, enduring, perpetual

Usage and Examples

Here are some examples:

  • As far as Jack Duncan was concerned, men weakened themselves by clinging to ephemeral material things and relationships.
  • As I got older, I realized how ephemeral our bonds are with anybody; because, for the most part, we are alone to see and witness the world.
  • Dani and Jodi lived the transient and ephemeral existence of motorcycle travelers for a month, a journey of freedom and simple pleasures.

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