lasting

If something is lasting, it sticks around for a very long time. If you and your best pal have known each other since you were three, that's a lasting friendship.

Remember that time when you wore a purple plaid shirt, a green tutu, and a top hat to school? You certainly made a lasting impression! And while using donation money to throw a fabulous party might be fun in the short term, spending the cash on new books for the school library will have more of a lasting impact. This adjective is great for things that last or continue for a long, long time.

Definitions of lasting
  1. adjective
    lasting a long time without change
    “a lasting relationship”
    Synonyms:
    stable
    resistant to change of position or condition
  2. adjective
    continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
    synonyms: permanent
    unchangeable
    not changeable or subject to change
    ineradicable
    not able to be destroyed or rooted out
    abiding, enduring, imperishable
    unceasing
    aeonian, ageless, eonian, eternal, everlasting, perpetual, unceasing, unending
    continuing forever or indefinitely
    indissoluble
    used of decisions and contracts
    standing
    not created for a particular occasion
    stable
    resistant to change of position or condition
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    Antonyms:
    impermanent, temporary
    not permanent; not lasting
    acting
    serving temporarily especially as a substitute
    ephemeral, fugacious, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory
    lasting a very short time
    episodic
    limited in duration to a single episode
    evanescent
    tending to vanish like vapor
    fly-by-night
    ephemeral
    improvised, jury-rigged, makeshift
    done or made using whatever is available
    interim
    serving during an intermediate interval of time
    pro tem, pro tempore
    for the time being
    shipboard
    casual or ephemeral as if taking place on board a ship
    temporal
    not eternal
    terminable
    capable of being terminated after a designated time
    working
    adopted as a temporary basis for further work
    unstable
    lacking stability or fixity or firmness
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  3. adjective
    existing for a long time
    “a long- lasting friendship”
    synonyms: durable, long-lasting, long-lived
    long
    primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
  4. adjective
    retained; not shed
    synonyms: persistent
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    Antonyms:
    caducous, shed
    shed at an early stage of development
    deciduous
    (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
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