Synonyms for instant

Synonyms for (noun) instant

Synonyms: minute, moment, second, instant

Definition: a particular point in time

Usage: the moment he arrived the party began

Similar words: point, point in time

Definition: an instant of time

Usage: at that point I had to leave


Synonyms: New York minute, split second, blink of an eye, wink, heartbeat, instant, trice, twinkling, flash, jiffy

Definition: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

Usage: if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

Similar words: second, bit, minute, mo, moment

Definition: an indefinitely short time

Usage: wait just a moment; in a mo; it only takes a minute; in just a bit

Synonyms for (adjective) instant

Synonyms: insistent, instant, clamant, crying, exigent

Definition: demanding attention

Usage: clamant needs; a crying need; regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous- H.L.Mencken; insistent hunger; an instant need

Similar words: imperative

Definition: requiring attention or action

Usage: as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative; requests that grew more and more imperative


Synonyms: instant, instantaneous

Definition: occurring with no delay

Usage: relief was instantaneous; instant gratification

Similar words: fast

Definition: acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

Usage: fast film; on the fast track in school; set a fast pace; a fast car


Synonyms: inst, instant

Definition: in or of the present month

Usage: your letter of the 10th inst

Similar words: present

Definition: temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration

Usage: the present leader; articles for present use; the present topic; the present system; present observations