- passing quickly away; fleeting; ephemeral
- Bot. falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
Origin of fugacious; from Classical Latin fugax (gen. fugacis) ; from fugere (see fugitive) + -ious
- Passing away quickly; evanescent.
- Botany Withering or dropping off early.
Origin of fugaciousFrom Latin fugax, fugac-, 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”).