Fugitive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfjuːdʒətɪv|  American pronunciation of the word fugitive
Brit.  |ˈfjuːdʒɪtɪv|  British pronunciation of the word fugitive


- someone who flees from an uncongenial situation(syn: fleer, runaway)
- someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice


- lasting for a markedly brief time(syn: fleeting, momentaneous, momentary)


As he daydreamed, fugitive thoughts passed through his mind.

...that fugitive trait called artistic creativity...

They discovered that the slave was a fugitive.

It's the fugitive prepositional phrase that causes the most trouble.

The fugitive couldn't shake the police.

...cached the fugitive slaves in their cellar until they could make their way to Canada...

...the fugitive made use of local runnels to throw the bloodhounds off his scent...

...the Fugitive Slave Act had the effect of returning slaves who had made it to freedom in the North to a brutal life of servitude in the South...

The police were able to deduce where the fugitive was hiding.

They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there

The police scoured the country for the fugitive

I suspect he is a fugitive

Word forms

singular: fugitive
plural: fugitives
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