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fu·gi·tive

 (fyo͞o′jĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Running away or fleeing, as from the law.
b. Of or relating to fugitives: "My brother ... was on the fugitive squad, tracking draft dodgers" (James Carroll).
2.
a. Lasting only a short time; fleeting: "[His] house and burial place ... should be visited by all who profess even a fugitive interest in political economy" (John Kenneth Galbraith).
b. Difficult to comprehend or retain; elusive: fugitive solutions to the problem.
c. Given to change or disappearance; perishable: fugitive beauty; fugitive tint.
d. Of temporary interest: "Apart from juvenilia and fugitive verses, his poetic legacy consists of only some seventy poems" (Daniel Hoffman).
3. Wandering or tending to wander; vagabond: "We also chanced upon fugitive monks, penniless pilgrims and tradesmen" (Jeanne Marie Laskas).
n.
1. A person who flees, especially from a legal process, persecution, or danger.
2. Something fleeting or ephemeral.

[Middle English fugitif, from Old French, from Latin fugitīvus, from fugitus, past participle of fugere, to flee.]

fu′gi·tive·ly adv.
fu′gi·tive·ness n.

fugitive

(ˈfjuːdʒɪtɪv)
n
1. a person who flees
2. a thing that is elusive or fleeting
adj
3. fleeing, esp from arrest or pursuit
4. not permanent; fleeting; transient
5. moving or roving about
[C14: from Latin fugitīvus fleeing away, from fugere to take flight, run away]
ˈfugitively adv
ˈfugitiveness n

fu•gi•tive

(ˈfyu dʒɪ tɪv)

n.
1. a person who is fleeing from prosecution or intolerable circumstances.
adj.
2. having taken flight, or run away: a fugitive convict.
3. fleeting; transitory.
4. dealing with subjects of passing interest, as writings; ephemeral: fugitive essays.
5. wandering, roving, or vagabond.
[1350–1400; Middle English fugitif < Old French < Latin fugitīvus fleeing]
fu′gi•tive•ly, adv.
fu′gi•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fugitive - someone who flees from an uncongenial situation; "fugitives from the sweatshops"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.fugitive - someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
absconder - a fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecution
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
escapee - someone who escapes
Adj.1.fugitive - lasting for a markedly brief timefugitive - lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"
short - primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"

fugitive

noun
1. runaway, refugee, deserter, escapee, runagate (archaic) He was a fugitive from justice.
adjective
1. momentary, short, passing, brief, fleeing, temporary, fleeting, unstable, short-lived, transient, flitting, ephemeral, transitory, evanescent, fugacious, flying Love is as fugitive and insubstantial as smoke, yet we all pursue it.

fugitive

adjective
1. Fleeing or having fled, as from home, confinement, captivity, or justice:
noun
One who flees, as from home, confinement, captivity, or justice:
Translations
هارِب
uprchlík
flygtningflygtig
karkulainenpakolainen
menekülő
flóttamaîur
fugitivus
bėglys
bēglis
vluchtelingvluchtelingevoortvluchtigvoortvluchtige
diffuserømling
begunacbegunicabegunka

fugitive

[ˈfjuːdʒɪtɪv]
A. ADJ
1.fugitivo
2. (liter) (= fleeting) → efímero, pasajero
B. Nfugitivo/a m/f; (= refugee) → refugiado/a m/f
fugitive from justiceprófugo/a m/f (de la justicia)

fugitive

[ˈfjuːdʒɪtɪv] nfugitif/ive m/f
a fugitive from justice → un fugitif recherché(e) par la justice

fugitive

n (= runaway)Flüchtling m (→ from vor +dat); he is a fugitive from justiceer ist auf der Flucht vor der Justiz
adj
(= escaping)flüchtig; fugitive vehicleFluchtfahrzeug nt
(liter, = fleeting) thought, happiness, hour, visitflüchtig

fugitive

[ˈfjuːdʒɪtɪv]
1. nfuggitivo/a, profugo/a; (from prison) → evaso/a
2. adjfuggitivo/a (liter) (fleeting) → fugace, fuggevole

fugitive

(ˈfjuːdʒətiv) noun
a person who is running away (from the police etc). a fugitive from justice.