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Meaning of FUGACIOUS

Pronunciation:  fyoo'geyshus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"

FUGACIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: ephemeral, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fu*ga"cious\, a. [L. fugax, fugacis, from fugere: cf.
F. fugace. See {Fugitive}.]
1. Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a
   short time; volatile.

         Much of its possessions is so hid, so fugacious, and
         of so uncertain purchase.             --Jer. Taylor.

2. (Biol.) Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied
   particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as
   compared with the life of the individual.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Falling or withering away very early.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: brittle, capricious, changeable, corruptible, deciduous, dying, ephemeral, evanescent, fading, fickle, fleeting, flitting, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, fugitive, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, insubstantial, momentary, mortal, mutable, nondurable, nonpermanent, passing, perishable, short-lived, temporal, temporary, transient, transitive, transitory, undurable, unenduring, unstable, volatile