- passing quickly away; fleeting; ephemeral
- Bot. falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
Origin of fugaciousfrom Classical Latin fugax (gen. fugacis) from fugere (see fugitive) + -ious
- Passing away quickly; evanescent.
- Botany Withering or dropping off early.
Origin of fugaciousFrom Latin fugāx fugāc- from fugere to flee
(comparative more fugacious, superlative most fugacious)
From Latin fugācius, comparative of fugāciter (“evasively, fleetingly”), from fugāx (“transitory, fleeting”), from fugiō (“I flee”).