March 12th, 2019

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Tuesday word: Fugitive

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fugitive (noun, adjective)
fu·gi·tive [fyoo-ji-tiv]

1. a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway: a fugitive from justice; a fugitive from a dictatorial regime.

2. having taken flight, or run away: a fugitive slave.
3. fleeting; transitory; elusive: fugitive thoughts that could not be formulated.
4. Fine Arts. changing color as a result of exposure to light and chemical substances present in the atmosphere, in other pigments, or in the medium.
5. dealing with subjects of passing interest, as writings; ephemeral: fugitive essays.
6. wandering, roving, or vagabond: a fugitive carnival.

Related forms
fu·gi·tive·ly , adverb
fu·gi·tive·ness , fu·gi·tiv·i·ty , noun
non·fu·gi·tive , adjective, noun
non·fu·gi·tive·ly , adverb
non·fu·gi·tive·ness , noun
un·fu·gi·tive , adjective
un·fu·gi·tive·ly , adverb

Related Words for fugitive
wanted, elusive, deserter, refugee, outcast, escapee, exile, recluse, outlaw, short, temporary, flying, ephemeral, brief, volatile, passing, criminal, wandering, stray, fly-by-night

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3. transient, passing, flitting, flying, brief, temporary.
5. momentary, evanescent, trivial, light.
6. straying, roaming.

3, 4. permanent.
5. lasting.

Origin: 1350–1400; < Latin fugitivus fleeing, equivalent to fugit ( us ) (past participle of fugere to flee) + -ivus -ive; replacing Middle English fugitif < Old French

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