Definitions for elusive
ɪˈlu sɪv; -sə ri, -zə-elu·sive
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word elusive.
difficult to describe
"a haunting elusive odor"
skillful at eluding capture
"a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline
difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
"his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"; "a subtle difference"; "that elusive thing the soul"
baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, toughadjective
making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
"a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
evading capture, comprehension or remembrance
The elusive criminal was arrested
difficult to describe
A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin's pathology, 8th ed)
Etymology: From elusus past participle of eludo
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Practising elusion; using arts to escape.
Etymology: from elude.
Elusive of the bridal day, she gives
Fond hopes to all, and all with hopes deceives. Alexander Pope, Odyss.
Elusive was the first single for British singer-songwriter Scott Matthews and was released on 18 September 2006. The single received much airplay from BBC Radio DJs Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary and Zane Lowe between 7 and 10 August. Lowe also played "Elusive" once each night as his chosen Single of the Week. Matthews also visited the station to perform "Elusive" and other songs from the album in May and August 2006. In May 2007, he won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically" which saw "Elusive" beat strong competition from the likes of the Arctic Monkeys. The track was used in 2008 by UK television company Channel 4 for the advertising campaign surrounding the final season of The Sopranos, which aired exclusively on their digital channel E4. "Elusive" was covered by Lianne La Havas on her 2012 debut LP Is Your Love Big Enough?.
Elusive refers to something or someone that is difficult to find, understand, describe, or achieve, often avoiding or escaping from discovery, capture, comprehension, or definitive analysis. This term might pertain to concepts, physical objects, people, or even abstract notions such as success, happiness, or perfection.
tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious
The numerical value of elusive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of elusive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must live it to the full.
This means sustainable business models remain elusive even for those who succeed in building an audience.
Were all selfless, we all want the team to win. I think we both have similar types of games but show them in different ways. Hes elusive but hes also powerful. Im powerful but elusive.
It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back.
Most of you have been where I am tonight. The crash site of unrequited love. You ask yourself, How did I get here What was it about Was it her smile Was it the way she crossed her legs, the turn of her ankle, the poignant vulnerability of her slender wrists What are these elusive and ephemeral things that ignite passion in the human heart That's an age-old question. It's perfect food for thought on a bright midsummer's night.
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- صعبة المنالArabic
- изплъзващ се, неуловимBulgarian
- schwer fassbar, flüchtigGerman
- puiklik, ebamääraneEstonian
- فراری, گریزانPersian
- hämärä, vältteleväFinnish
- insaisissable, évasifFrench
- nehezen megfoghatóHungarian
- moeilijk beschrijfbaar, ongrijpbaarDutch
- неуловимый, труднодостижимый, ускользающийRussian
- lukav, prepreden, neuhvatljivSerbo-Croatian
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