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fugacious Line breaks: fu|ga¦cious
Pronunciation: /fjʊˈɡeɪʃəs/

Definition of fugacious in English:


Tending to disappear; fleeting: she was acutely conscious of her fugacious youth
More example sentences
  • They are very fugacious, and now and then apparently absent.
  • Its flowers, however, are very fugacious, so much so that it is difficult to obtain good specimens, the mere gathering causing them to fall; hermaphrodite flowers, though carefully sought, were not seen.


Example sentences
  • As the fugaciously dour temperament slips his mind, he asks if he'll find what he's been searching for all this time.
  • Ah, I weep for you, placid hours that disappeared from the scene of my life more rapidly and fugaciously than the lightning that shines on the dark road of the traveler.
  • Tropic of Cancer is nothing short of a true reflection of life, caught fugaciously through the written word; and this is a monumental and heroic accomplishment.
Example sentences
  • If you are hunting, forget all about accounts collectable, bills unpayable, your wife's parting remarks, the fugaciousness of time, and the seductiveness of the next field.
  • The title ‘still living’ is an obvious allusion to the art historical genre of the still life - depictions of Vanitas alluding to the passing of time in general and to the fugaciousness and transience of all human life.
  • ‘Eclipses’ is the title given to a cycle of paintings (oil painting on beeswax) and drawings (gouaches, graphite on Japanese paper) that explores the butterfly phenomenon as an image of fugaciousness.


Mid 17th century: from Latin fugax, fugac- (from fugere 'flee') + -ious.

Words that rhyme with fugacious

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