Synonyms for passing

Synonyms for (noun) passing

Synonyms: qualifying, pass, passing

Definition: success in satisfying a test or requirement

Usage: his future depended on his passing that test; he got a pass in introductory chemistry

Similar words: success

Definition: an attainment that is successful

Usage: his success in the marathon was unexpected; his new play was a great success


Synonyms: overtaking, passing

Definition: going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it

Usage: she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me

Similar words: reordering

Definition: a rearrangement in a different order


Synonyms: pass, passing, passing game, passing play

Definition: (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

Usage: the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

Similar words: football play

Definition: (American football) a play by the offensive team


Synonyms: passage, passing

Definition: a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another

Usage: the passage of air from the lungs; the passing of flatus

Similar words: reaction, response

Definition: a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

Usage: a bad reaction to the medicine; his responses have slowed with age


Synonyms: passing

Definition: the end of something

Usage: the passing of winter

Similar words: last, final stage, end

Definition: the concluding parts of an event or occurrence

Usage: the end was exciting; I had to miss the last of the movie


Synonyms: passage, passing

Definition: the motion of one object relative to another

Usage: stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: loss, exit, expiration, going, passing, release, departure

Definition: euphemistic expressions for death

Usage: thousands mourned his passing

Similar words: death, decease, expiry

Definition: the event of dying or departure from life

Usage: her death came as a terrible shock; upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren

Synonyms for (adjective) passing

Synonyms: casual, passing, perfunctory, cursory

Definition: hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

Usage: a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws; a passing glance; perfunctory courtesy

Similar words: careless

Definition: marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

Usage: careless about her clothes; forgotten by some careless person; a careless housekeeper; careless proofreading; it was a careless mistake; hurt by a careless remark


Synonyms: transient, transitory, fugacious, ephemeral, short-lived, passing

Definition: lasting a very short time

Usage: the ephemeral joys of childhood; a passing fancy; youth's transient beauty; love is transitory but it is eternal; fugacious blossoms

Similar words: impermanent, temporary

Definition: not permanent; not lasting

Usage: politics is an impermanent factor of life- James Thurber; impermanent palm cottages; a temperary arrangement; temporary housing


Synonyms: passing

Definition: allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily

Usage: a passing grade

Similar words: satisfactory

Definition: giving satisfaction

Usage: satisfactory living conditions; his grades were satisfactory