V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. life span, especially a long span; 2. amount of time spent in a given career; 3. permanence or continuation over a long period of time

Synonyms: life, tenure, durability, continuation, permanence, endurance, life span

Antonyms: brevity, discontinuation

Tips: Longevity carries a clue to its definition because it contains the word "long." Longevity refers to a length of time and often, specifically, a long length of time.

Usage Examples:

One important consideration when deciding to bring home a new pet is its longevity and whether the entire family is willing to provide care for the animal's entire life. (life span)

Mary was unique among women in her profession, not only for her rapid advancement, but also for her longevity. (tenure, permanence, endurance)

When choosing cut flowers, consider both their beauty and their longevity. (life span, endurance)

My grandmother will turn 100 next month, and her longevity has surprised us all. (life, endurance)

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