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Definition of fugitive:

  1. Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor.
  2. Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; - applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea.
  3. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice.
  4. Something hard to be caught or detained.

Synonyms:

roving, deciduous, short, fence, continue, ephemeral, ambulatory, passing, absconder, fleet, flitting, fugacious, ambulant, momentary, outcast, conman, evasive, peregrine, runaway, vagabond, abductor, accessory, refugee, vagrant, fugitive from justice, brief, fly-by-night, short-lived, hunted person, bolter, momentaneous, seek, drug baron, flying, refugee, walkaway, flash, nomadic, Ishmael, truant, con woman, con artist, errant, transitory, fleer, arsonist, evanescent, escapee, nomad, escapee, deserter, shoo-in, wayfaring, exile, child molester, escaped, fleeting, gallivanting, drug lord, waif, laugher, derelict, time, impermanent, romp, slippery, wandering, blowout, transient, stray, temporal, peripatetic, temporary, perambulatory, roaming, ranging.

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