Origin of fugacious
Examples from the Web for fugacious
As this is fugacious, the points are generally dipped afresh when wanted.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man|Robert Gordon Latham
My specimens had no visible eyes, and these organs are, according to Pritchard's book, "variable and fugacious."Marvels of Pond-life|Henry J. Slack
The annulus is very small and fugacious, being little more than the abrupt termination to the coating of the stem.
Honours and dignities are tranſient, beauty and riches frail and fugacious, to a proverb.Essays on Various Subjects|Hannah More
There is no volva, but there is a ring which is sometimes persistent, friable, and fugacious.
British Dictionary definitions for fugacious
Word Origin for fugacious
Word Origin and History for fugacious
"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.