Short-lived definitions

shôrt'līvd', -lĭvd'
Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
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Having or tending to have a short life span or existence.
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The definition of short lived is something that was not meant to last a long time or that did not last a long time.

An example of short lived is a romance where the couple broke up after two dates.

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Alternative spelling of short-lived.
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Alive or existent for only a short period of time.

But his joy was short-lived, for his fortunes soon changed.

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Origin of short-lived

From short + life + -ed.