Synonyms of passing in English:

passing


See definition of passing

adjective

1‘his death was of only passing interest’

SYNONYMS

fleeting, transient, transitory, ephemeral, evanescent, brief, short-lived, short, temporary, momentary, fading, impermanent

rare fugacious

ANTONYMS

permanent, lasting

2‘the sculpture is worth more than a passing glance’

SYNONYMS

hasty, rapid, hurried, brief, quick

cursory, superficial, casual, perfunctory, desultory, incidental, summary, glancing

ANTONYMS

careful


noun

1‘the passing of time has done little to improve the situation’

SYNONYMS

passage, course, progress, advance, process, flow

2‘it was with much regret that I learned of Jack's passing’

SYNONYMS

death, demise, passing away, passing on, end, expiry, loss, expiration, decease

disappearance, vanishing, dying out

rare quietus

3‘the passing of the government's new Heritage Bill’

SYNONYMS

enactment, passage, ratification, acceptance, approval, adoption, authorization, sanction, validation, legalization, endorsement


Phrases

    in passing

      ‘he mentioned in passing that you had a lot of female visitors’

      SYNONYMS

      incidentally, by the by, by the way, as it happens, in the course of conversation, en passant, parenthetically