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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. lasting a very short time;
- Example: "the ephemeral joys of childhood"
- Example: "a passing fancy"
- Example: "youth's transient beauty"
- Example: "love is transitory but it is eternal"
- Example: "fugacious blossoms"
[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. [1913 Webster] Much of its possessions is so hid, so fugacious, and of so uncertain purchase. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fugacious 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