fugitive definition

  • adjective:
    • Running away or fleeing, as from the law.
    • Lasting only a short while; momentary: "[His] house and burial place ... should really be seen by all just who profess even a fugitive fascination with governmental economic climate” ( John Kenneth Galbraith).
    • tough to comprehend or keep; elusive: fugitive answers to the difficulty.
    • fond of transform or disappearance; perishable: fugitive beauty.
    • Of short-term interest: fugitive essays.
    • Tending to roam; vagabond.
    • fleeing or working away
    • transient, momentary or ephemeral
    • evasive or difficult to retain
    • Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty an such like.
    • maybe not fixed; maybe not durable; liable to fade away or fall away; volatile; unsure; evanescent; liable to diminish; -- placed on material and immaterial things
    • enduring for a markedly brief time
    • Running away or fleeing, as through the law.
    • 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).
    • hard to understand or retain; elusive: fugitive methods to the problem.
    • Given to change or disappearance; perishable: fugitive beauty.
    • Of temporary interest: fugitive essays.
    • maintaining roam; vagabond.
    • fleeing or working away
    • transient, fleeting or ephemeral
    • elusive or hard to keep
    • Fleeing from pursuit, risk, discipline, etc., escaping, from solution, task etc.
    • Not fixed; maybe not durable; prone to fade away or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; prone to diminish; -- applied to material and immaterial things
    • enduring for a markedly brief time
  • noun:
    • person who flees; a refugee.
    • Something fleeting or ephemeral.
    • an individual who is fleeing or escaping from one thing
    • person who flees from quest, risk, discipline, service, duty, etc.; a deserter.
    • some thing hard to be caught or detained.
    • person who flees; a runaway; a deserter; specifically, one that has actually fled from duty, danger, or restraint to someplace of safety or of concealment: as, a fugitive from battleground; a fugitive from justice.
    • Anything difficult to be caught or detained.
    • an individual who flees from an uncongenial scenario
    • somebody who is desired by-law officers; someone wanting to elude justice
    • a person who flees; a refugee.
    • some thing fleeting or ephemeral.
    • someone who is fleeing or escaping from some thing
    • a person who flees from quest, risk, restraint, service, task, etc.; a deserter.
    • One thing hard to be caught or detained.
    • a person who flees; a runaway; a deserter; specifically, a person who has actually fled from task, danger, or restraint to a location of protection or of concealment: since, a fugitive through the battlefield; a fugitive from justice.
    • Everything challenging be caught or detained.
    • somebody who flees from an uncongenial scenario
    • an individual who is wanted by-law officers; some body trying to elude justice
  • others:
    • Fleeing or having fled from danger or pursuit, from responsibility or solution, etc.; escaping; runaway: because, a fugitive unlawful or horse.
    • Wandering; vagabond.
    • keeping or lasting but a few days; fleeting; maybe not fixed or durable; easily escaping; fugacious: because, a fugitive idea; fugitive smells; fugitive colors.
    • In lit. of momentary interest or importance; short-term; occasional: stated of compositions, typically short, written for a few passing event or purpose.
    • In zoology and botany, same as fugacious.
    • Fleeing or having fled from danger or pursuit, from duty or service, etc.; escaping; runaway: since, a fugitive criminal or horse.
    • Wandering; vagabond.
    • Staying or lasting but a few days; fleeting; maybe not fixed or durable; readily escaping; fugacious: as, a fugitive idea; fugitive odors; fugitive colors.
    • In lit. of fleeting interest or value; temporary; periodic: said of compositions, generally speaking quick, written for some moving occasion or purpose.
    • In zoology and botany, just like fugacious.

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