Fugacious



[fyoo-gey-shuh s] /fyuˈgeɪ ʃəs/

adjective
1.
fleeting; transitory:
a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public’s attention.
2.
Botany. falling or fading early.
/fjuːˈɡeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
passing quickly away; transitory; fleeting
2.
(botany) lasting for only a short time: fugacious petals
adj.

“fleeing, likely to flee,” 1630s, from Latin fugaci-, stem of fugax “apt to flee, timid,” figuratively “transitory, fleeting,” from fugere “to flee” (see fugitive) + -ous. Related: Fugaciously; fugaciousness.

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