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Synonyms for fugitive
ˈfyu dʒɪ tɪvfugi·tive

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fugitive

    Transient and transitory are both derived from the same original source (Latin trans, over, and eo, go), denoting that which quickly passes or is passing away, but there is between them a fine shade of difference. A thing is transient which in fact is not lasting; a thing is transitory which by its very nature must soon pass away; a thing is temporary (Latin tempus, time) which is intended to last or be made use of but a little while; as, a transient joy; this transitory life; a temporary chairman. Ephemeral (Greek epi, on, and hemera, day) literally lasting but for a day, often marks more strongly than transient exceeding brevity of duration; it agrees with transitory in denoting that its object is destined to pass away, but is stronger, as denoting not only its certain but its speedy extinction; thus that which is ephemeral is looked upon as at once slight and perishable, and the word carries often a suggestion of contempt; man's life is transitory, a butterfly's existence is ephemeral; with no solid qualities or worthy achievements a pretender may sometimes gain an ephemeral popularity. That which is fleeting is viewed as in the act of passing swiftly by, and that which is fugitive (Latin fugio, flee) as eluding attempts to detain it; that which is evanescent (Latin evanesco, from e, out, and vanus, empty, vain) as in the act of vanishing even while we gaze, as the hues of the sunset.

    Synonyms:
    brief, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, flying, momentary, passing, short, temporary, transient, transitory

    Antonyms:
    abiding, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, lasting, permanent, perpetual, persistent, undying, unfading

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fugitive, runaway, fleernoun

    someone who flees from an uncongenial situation

    "fugitives from the sweatshops"

    Synonyms:
    walkaway, romp, fleer, runaway, shoo-in, laugher, fugitive from justice, blowout

    Antonyms:
    long

  2. fugitive, fugitive from justiceadjective

    someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice

    Synonyms:
    fleer, fugitive from justice, runaway

    Antonyms:
    long

  3. fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentaryadjective

    lasting for a markedly brief time

    "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"

    Synonyms:
    fleeting, momentaneous, momentary

    Antonyms:
    long

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fugitiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    fleeing, flying, escaping

  2. fugitiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    transitory, transient, evanescent, fleeting, flying, fugacious, flitting, passing, momentary, short, brief, temporal, ephemeral, short-lived

  3. fugitivenoun

    Synonyms:
    runaway, deserter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fugitiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    fleeing, evanescent, short-lived, fugacious, volatile, ephemeral, impermanent, transient

  2. fugitivenoun

    Synonyms:
    runaway, runagate, renegade, deserter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fugitive":

    fugitives, runaway, runner, deserter, fleeting, harbin, diffuse

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How to use fugitive in a sentence?

  1. Bill Mauldin:

    I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages.

  2. Matthew Albence:

    Simply put, there are only so many resources to go around, we've had some places where, for months at a time, fugitive operations teams were shut down.

  3. Actor Alan Cumming:

    ... I don't understand how he and Rolling Stone ... sanctioned him going to meet that guy who is a wanted fugitive and then not to tell the authorities, i don't really know enough about it yet but I do think it's a bit dodgy ... But I'm sure it will make a great film, maybe I'll play Sean or maybe I'll play 'El Chapo'.

  4. Luis Martinez:

    As a foreign law enforcement fugitive, Yang is an ICE enforcement priority.

  5. George Santayana:

    A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.


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