Cultural Watch

Word of the Day – fugacious


Fugacious / fyoo-GEY-shuh s / adjective


1. Lasting but a short time; fleeting.
2. fleeting; transitory: a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public’s attention.


As the rain conspires with the wind to strip the fugacious glory of the cherry blossoms, it brings a spring delicacy to our dining table.
— Sarah Mori, Malaysian Star


Fugacious has roots in the Latin verb fugere meaning “to flee.” It entered English in the early 1600s.

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