Fugacious Definition

Passing quickly away; fleeting; ephemeral.
Webster's New World
Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers.
Webster's New World
Withering or dropping off early.
American Heritage

Origin of Fugacious

  • From Latin fugācius, comparative of fugāciter (“evasively, fleetingly”), from fugāx (“transitory, fleeting”), from fugiō (“I flee”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin fugāx fugāc- from fugere to flee

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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