1. [syn: ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fugacious \Fu*ga"cious\, a. [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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of
childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient
beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal";
"fugacious blossoms" [syn: ephemeral, passing,
short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "fugacious":
brittle, capricious, changeable, corruptible, deciduous, dying,
ephemeral, evanescent, fading, fickle, fleeting, flitting,
fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, fugitive, impermanent,
impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, insubstantial, momentary, mortal,
mutable, nondurable, nonpermanent, passing, perishable,
short-lived, temporal, temporary, transient, transitive,
transitory, undurable, unenduring, unstable, volatile