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fugacious Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite lasting a very short time
    short-lived; ephemeral; transitory; transient; passing.
    • the ephemeral joys of childhood
    • a passing fancy
    • youth's transient beauty
    • love is transitory but it is eternal
    • fugacious blossoms

Fu*ga"cious adjective
L. fugax, fugacis, from fugere: cf. F. fugace. See Fugitive.
  1. Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile.
    Much of its possessions is so hid, so fugacious, and of so uncertain purchase. Jer. Taylor.
  2. (Biol.) 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 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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