Fugacious definition

fyo͝o-gāshəs
Passing away quickly; evanescent.
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Passing quickly away; fleeting; ephemeral.
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(bot.) Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers.
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(botany) Withering or dropping off early.
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Origin of fugacious

  • From Latin fugāx fugāc- from fugere to flee

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

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

    From Wiktionary