Definition: (adjective) Not lasting or durable; not permanent. Synonyms: temporary. Usage: After weeks of carefully constructing the beautiful sand mandala, the Tibetan monks quietly swept it away in a ceremony emphasizing the impermanent nature of existence. Discuss
Definition: (adjective) Showing lack of emotional involvement. Synonyms: detached, uninvolved. Usage: Mrs. Smith was not easily impressed by excuses, and she adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair as her son tried to explain why he missed dinner.