fugacious
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /fjuːˈɡeɪ.ʃəs/
Adjective

fugacious

  1. Fleeting, fading quickly, transient.
    • 1906, O. Henry, "The Furnished Room", in The Four Million:
      Restless, shifting, fugacious as time itself is a certain vast bulk of the population of the red brick district of the lower West Side. Homeless, they have a hundred homes.
    • 2011, Michael Feeney Callan, Robert Redford: The Biography, Alfred A. Knopf (2011), ISBN 9780307272973, page xvii ↗:
      It may be that Redford's fugacious nature is not so mysterious, that it is studded in the artwork of the labs and the very stones of Sundance.
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