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Definitions of fugacious

  1. Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Fleeting; lasting but a short time; - applied particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as compared with the life of the individual. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Fleeting away; volatile. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Fleeting; volatile; unstable; in bot., evanescent; falling off early. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Evanescent; falling off early; petals, etc.. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for fugacious

  1. The wealth acquired by speculation and plunder, is fugacious in its nature, and fills society with the spirit of gambling. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. It is useless to deny the rarity and worth of the skill that can report so perfectly and with such exquisite humor all the fugacious and manifold emotions of the modern maiden and her lover. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley