Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Definitions for fugacious
- Lasting but a short time; fleeting.
- fleeting; transitory: a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public's attention.
- Botany. falling or fading early.
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Citations for fugacious
As the rain conspires with the wind to strip the fugacious glory of the cherry blossoms, it brings a spring delicacy to our dining table.
“He is like the soap in the bathtub, fugacious,” said Line Clausen Pedersen of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek here. “You can never really capture him.”
Origin of fugacious
Fugacious has roots in the Latin verb fugere meaning "to flee." It entered English in the early 1600s.