(Trans*gres"sion*al) a. Of pertaining to transgression; involving a transgression.
(Trans*gress"ive) a. [Cf. L. transgressivus passing over into another class. F. transgressif.]
Disposed or tending to transgress; faulty; culpable. -
Adam, perhaps, . . . from the transgressive infirmities of himself, might have erred alone.Sir T. Browne.
(Trans*gress"or) n. [L.: cf. F. transgresseur.] One who transgresses; one who breaks a
law, or violates a command; one who violates any known rule or principle of rectitude; a sinner.
The way of transgressors is hard.Prov. xiii. 15.
(Tran*shape") v. t. To transshape. [R.] J. Webster
(Tran*ship") v. t. Same as Transship.
(Tran*ship"ment) n. Same as Transshipment.
(Trans*hu"man) a. [Pref. trans- + human.] More than human; superhuman. [R.]
Words may not tell of that transhuman change.H. F. Cary.
(Trans*hu"man*ize) v. t. To make more than human; to purity; to elevate above humanity.
Souls purified by sorrow and self-denial, transhumanized to the divine abstraction of pure contemplation.Lowell.
(Tran"sience Tran"sien*cy) n. The quality of being transient; transientness.
(Tran"sient) a. [L. transiens, - entis, p. pr. of transire, transitum, to go or pass over. See
1. Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed,
and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as,
transient pleasure. "Measured this transient world." Milton.
2. Hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape.
3. Staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders. [Colloq.
Syn. Transient, Transitory, Fleeting. Transient represents a thing as brief at the best; transitory,
as liable at any moment to pass away. Fleeting goes further, and represents it as in the act of taking
its flight. Life is transient; its joys are transitory; its hours are fleeting.
What is loose love? A transient gust.Pope
If [we love] transitory things, which soon decay,Donne.
Age must be loveliest at the latest day.
O fleeting joysMilton.
Of Paradise, dear bought with lasting woes.
Tran"sient*ly adv. Tran"sient*ness, n.
(Tran"sient), n. That which remains but for a brief time. Glanvill.