Short-lived meaning

shôrtlīvd, -lĭvd
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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Having or tending to have a short life span or existence.
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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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Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
short-lived
Comparative
shortest-lived
Superlative
shortest-lived

Origin of short-lived

  • short (long)-lived

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From short + life + -ed.

    From Wiktionary