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Definitions for elusive
ɪˈlu sɪv; -sə ri, -zə-elu·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elusiveadjective

    difficult to describe

    "a haunting elusive odor"

  2. elusiveadjective

    skillful at eluding capture

    "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline

  3. elusive, subtleadjective

    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"

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. elusiveadjective

    evading capture, comprehension or remembrance

    The elusive criminal was arrested

    Etymology: From elusus past participle of eludo

  2. elusiveadjective

    rarely seen

    Etymology: From elusus past participle of eludo

  3. elusiveadjective

    difficult to describe

    A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin's pathology, 8th ed)

    Etymology: From elusus past participle of eludo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elusiveadjective

    tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elusive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elusive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of elusive in a Sentence

  1. French Open:

    I think tomorrow is a bigger moment for Simona Halep than it is for American Sloane Stephens, simona Halep has had three crushing losses in Grand Slam finals, Simona Halep is still searching for the elusive Grand Sam title.

  2. Zhou Liang:

    Structured products could be quite tricky, you don't know how much you've paid for those expensive derivative transactions. The prospects of high returns, could be quite elusive.

  3. Marianne Nyegaard:

    A Japanese research group first found genetic evidence of an unknown sunfish species in Australian waters 10 years ago, but the fish kept eluding the scientific community because we didn't know what it looked like, finding these fish and storing specimens for studies is a logistical nightmare due to their elusive nature and enormous size, so sunfish research is difficult at the best of times.

  4. The Times story:

    In New York, Searching for the Reclusive and Elusive Melania Trump.

  5. Tony Jones:

    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.

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