Synonyms and Antonyms of fugitive

  1. 1 hard to find, capture, or isolate <that fugitive trait called artistic creativity> Synonyms evasive, elusive, slipperyRelated Words cagey (also cagy), shifty; ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, impermanent, momentary, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory; inaccessible, inconvenient, unapproachable, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable, untouchableNear Antonyms accessible, approachable, attainable, available, convenient, obtainable, reachable

  2. 2 lasting only for a short time <had fugitive thoughts of leaving town after finishing high school but never acted on them> Synonyms brief, deciduous, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, fleeting, fugacious, momentary, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitoryRelated Words little, short, shortish; acting, interim, provisional, short-termNear Antonyms lifelong; continuing, durable, persistent; imperishable, indefectible, indestructibleAntonyms ceaseless, dateless, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, lasting, long-lived, permanent, perpetual, timeless, undying, unending

  3. 3 traveling from place to place <a small fugitive circus that traveled the countryside> Synonyms ambulant, ambulatory, errant, itinerant, gallivanting (also galavanting), nomad, nomadic, perambulatory, peregrine, peripatetic, ranging, roaming, roving, vagabond, vagrant, wandering, wayfaringRelated Words drifting, footloose, meandering, rambling; sauntering, strolling, traipsing, walking; migrant, migratoryNear Antonyms immobile, nonmoving, settled, standing, static, stationary; motionless, still

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