fugacious [fyoo- gey-sh uh s] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for fugacious on Thesaurus.com fleeting; transitory: a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public's attention. . Botany falling or fading early. Origin of fugacious 1625–35;
apt to flee, fleet, derivative of
to flee +
-ous Related forms fu·ga·cious·ly, adverb fu·ga·cious·ness, fu·gac·i·ty , [fyoo- gas-i-tee] /fyuˈgæs ɪ ti/ noun
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Related Words for fugacious brief
transient Examples from the Web for fugacious Historical Examples of fugacious
The veil is often wanting, but when present is fibrous and
fugacious (lasting but a day), much larger than the calyx.
Petals 5, rarely 6, inserted on the calyx with the 7–20 stamens,
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. British Dictionary definitions for fugacious passing quickly away; transitory; fleeting botany lasting for only a short time fugacious petals Derived Forms fugaciously, adverb fugaciousness, noun Word Origin for fugacious
C17: from Latin
fugax inclined to flee, swift, from fugere to flee; see fugitive
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Word Origin and History for fugacious adj.
"fleeing, likely to flee," 1630s, from Latin
fugaci-, stem of fugax "apt to flee, timid," figuratively "transitory, fleeting," from fugere "to flee" (see fugitive) + -ous. Related: Fugaciously; fugaciousness.
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