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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.

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

    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"

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


  2. fugitive, fugitive from justiceadjective

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

    fleer, fugitive from justice, runaway


  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"

    fleeting, momentaneous, momentary


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fugitiveadjective

    fleeing, flying, escaping

  2. fugitiveadjective

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

  3. fugitivenoun

    runaway, deserter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fugitiveadjective

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

  2. fugitivenoun

    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. 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.

  2. Joey Jackson:

    You can argue it's morally reprehensible. But when you look at it from Sean Penn's perspective, he simply had a talk with a fugitive, you need some type of aiding or abetting or assisting or material support ... of a fugitive.

  3. Joey Jackson:

    You need some type of aiding or abetting or assisting or material support ... of a fugitive.

  4. Yong Yow:

    As such, his voluntary departure order became a final order of removal and he is an ICE fugitive. On June 1, Pablo Villavicencio singled out was detained by military police officers and turned over to ICE. Pablo Villavicencio singled out remains in ICE custody pending removal.

  5. Special Agent Tim Suttles:

    Locally it involved the arson of a Detroit Ranger Station, Oakridge Ranger Station, Cabel West in Redmond. Most famously is Vail ski resort arson. Overaker was involved in all of those actions and has been a fugitive since 2004.

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