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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