Textual thesaurus for "passing"

(adj) casual, perfunctory, cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

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

(adj) pass

of advancing the ball by throwing it

a team with a good passing attack; a pass play

(adj) transient, transitory, fugacious, ephemeral, short-lived

lasting a very short time

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

(adv) exceedingly, extremely, super

to an extreme degree

extremely cold; extremely unpleasant

(noun) qualifying, pass

success in satisfying a test or requirement

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

(noun) overtaking

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

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

(noun) pass, passing game, passing play

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

the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

(noun) passage

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

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

(noun) passage

the motion of one object relative to another

stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets

(noun) loss, exit, expiration, going, release, departure

euphemistic expressions for death

thousands mourned his passing