fugitive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French fugitif, ultimately from Latin fugio

Noun[edit]

fugitive (plural fugitives)

  1. A person who is fleeing or escaping from something
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 6, The Younger Set:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, [] the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, […]!”

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Adjective[edit]

fugitive (comparative more fugitive, superlative most fugitive)

  1. fleeing or running away
  2. transient, fleeting or ephemeral
  3. elusive or difficult to retain

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fugitive f (plural fugitives, masculine fugitif)

  1. feminine form of fugitif; a female fugitive

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fugitīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of fugitīvus