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Definitions of elusive

  1. be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind; "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"; "a subtle difference"; "that elusive thing the soul" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. difficult to describe; "a haunting elusive odor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Deceptive; hard to grasp; slippery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Elusively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Practicing elusion: deceptive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Tending to slip away or escape. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Elusiveness, elusory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Practising elusory or evasive arts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Deceptive; using arts to escape. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Practising elusion, using arts to escape. Complete Dictionary

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