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What is the opposite of lingering?

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Adjective
Opposite of lasting for a long time or slow to end
Adjective
Opposite of difficult to move, remove, or cure
“That moveable desk should be easily disposed of and replaced with a new one.”
Adjective
Opposite of being such by habit, long-established, and not likely to change
Adjective
Opposite of of having a great duration or lasting a long period of time
“The documentary was surprisingly brief, omitting plenty of key elements, and failing to answer many ethical questions the case had raised.”
Adjective
Opposite of persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
Adjective
Opposite of protracted, made to take a longer period of time than necessary
Adjective
(easy) Opposite of persistently or continuous in nature, especially of something unpleasant
Adjective
(blunt) Opposite of persistently or continuous in nature, especially of something unpleasant
Adjective
Opposite of continuing to exist or occur over a prolonged period
“In the darkness of the bedroom that night, the street was quiet, except for the intermittent noises coming from the small zoo across the street.”
Adjective
Opposite of very difficult or impossible to forget
Noun
Opposite of the action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
“Your mission must be completed with haste!”
Noun
Opposite of the act of retarding or delaying
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to stay in a place, typically for longer than necessary
“He wondered how he could just pick up and leave without even saying goodbye.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be slow to disappear, complete or die
“It seemed that if he did not practice his skill even for one day, it would vanish for good.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be slow to act
“He had a good eye for detail and the patience not to rush his work.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to walk around in a given place
“He had to hurry to the train station to meet passengers coming in from the north.”
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