short-lived

[ shawrt-lahyvd, -livd ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˈlaɪvd, -ˈlɪvd /

adjective

living or lasting only a little while.

Nearby words

  1. short-handed,
  2. short-haul,
  3. short-horned grasshopper,
  4. short-laid,
  5. short-list,
  6. short-order,
  7. short-range,
  8. short-run,
  9. short-sheet,
  10. short-sighted

Origin of short-lived

First recorded in 1580–90

Related formsshort-lived·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for short-lived

short-lived

adjective

living or lasting only for a short time
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Word Origin and History for short-lived

short-lived

adj.

1580s, from short (adj.) + past tense of live (v.).

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