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instant

Synonyms of instant in English:

adjective

  • 1 instant access to your money
    [Antonyms] delayed, long-term
  • 2 the additives in instant meals
    pre-prepared, ready prepared, ready mixed, pre-cooked, fast, easy/quick to prepare, easy/quick to make, microwaveable, convenience, TV
  • noun

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  • 1 there'll never be an instant quite like this again
    moment, time, point in time, moment in time, minute, second, hour;
  • 2 it all happened in an instant
    short time, little while, bit, moment, minute, second, split second, trice, twinkling, twinkling of an eye, flash, (less than) no time, no time at all
    informal sec, nanosecond, jiffy, jiff, two shakes of a lamb's tail, the blink of an eye
    British informal mo, two ticks
    North American informal snap
    [Antonyms] eternity
  • Phrases

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    Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
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