Origin of fugacious
Examples from the Web for fugacity
Will they not rather spread over the picture the Upas-tree of fugacity, and kill it as they die themselves!
It is so serviceable a pigment for so many purposes, especially in admixture, that its sin of fugacity is overlooked.
As there are different degrees both of permanence and fugacity, so are there different degrees of semi-stability.
The best of pigments may be ruined by their injudicious use, and obtain a character for fugacity which they in no way deserve.
There is no need for this cant cry of fugacity, which casts such a blight on modern art.
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Word Origin for fugacious
Word Origin and History for fugacity
"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.