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1. Passing away quickly; evanescent.
2. Botany Withering or dropping off early.

[From Latin fugāx, fugāc-, from fugere, to flee.]

fu·ga′cious·ly adv.
fu·gac′i·ty (-găs′ĭ-tē) n.


1. passing quickly away; transitory; fleeting
2. (Botany) botany lasting for only a short time: fugacious petals.
[C17: from Latin fugax inclined to flee, swift, from fugere to flee; see fugitive]
fuˈgaciously adv
fuˈgaciousness n


(fyuˈgeɪ ʃəs)

1. fleeting; transitory.
2. Bot. falling or fading early.
[1625–35; < Latin fugāx apt to flee, fleet, derivative of fugere to flee; see -acious]
fu•gac•i•ty (fyuˈgæs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fugacious - 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"
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"


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8 mm long, 3-6-celled, acicular, lax, spreading; indusia fugacious, minute, consisting of a few hair-like scales, often covered by sporangia and apparently absent; spores cristate.
Nevertheless, the objective of this special issue is to act as more than a fugacious testimonial.
The argument was that oil and gas have a fugacious nature and should thus belong to no one until they are brought to the surface and reduced to possession.