Definition of short-lived adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʃɔːt ˈlɪvd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɔːrt ˈlɪvd//
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lasting only for a short time a short-lived government Her success was great, but short-lived.Extra examples It was a very short-lived government. The benefits are likely to be short-lived. The stars enjoyed an intense but short-lived romance.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: short-lived