- fleeting; transitory: a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public's attention.
- Botany. falling or fading early.
Origin of fugacious
Related Words for fugaciousbrief, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, impermanent, momentary, passing, short-lived, temporal, temporary, transient
Examples from the Web for fugacious
Historical Examples of fugacious
The veil is often wanting, but when present is fibrous and fugacious.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Petals 5, fugacious (lasting but a day), much larger than the calyx.
Petals 5, rarely 6, inserted on the calyx with the 7–20 stamens, fugacious.
Honours and dignities are tranſient, beauty and riches frail and fugacious, to a proverb.
Honours and dignities are transient, beauty and riches frail and fugacious, to a proverb.
- passing quickly away; transitory; fleeting
- botany lasting for only a short timefugacious petals