Fugitiveness Fu"gi*tive*ness, n. The quality or condition of being fugitive; evanescence; volatility; fugacity; instability. [1913 Webster]

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  • fugitiveness — noun see fugitive I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fugitiveness — See fugitively. * * * …   Universalium

  • fugitiveness — fu·gi·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • fugitiveness — d.ivnə̇s, ti noun ( es) : the quality or state of being fugitive …   Useful english dictionary

  • fugitive — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French fugitif, from Latin fugitivus, from fugitus, past participle of fugere to flee; akin to Greek pheugein to flee Date: 14th century 1. running away or intending… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fugitive — fugitively, adv. fugitiveness, fugitivity, n. /fyooh ji tiv/, n. 1. a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway: a fugitive from justice; a fugitive from a dictatorial regime. adj. 2. having taken flight …   Universalium

  • transience — n impermanence, transitoriness, tempo rariness, temporalness; brevity, briefness, shortness, momentariness, ephemeralness, evanescence, volatility, fugacity, fugitiveness; mortality, perishability, corruptibility, unendurability, nonpermanence;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fugitive — /ˈfjudʒətɪv/ (say fyoohjuhtiv), / əv/ (say uhv) noun 1. a person who is fleeing; a runaway. –adjective 2. having taken flight, or run away: a fugitive slave. 3. fleeting; transitory. 4. dealing with subjects of passing interest, as writings;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fugitivity — ˌfyüjəˈtivəd.ē noun ( es) : fugitiveness …   Useful english dictionary

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