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 elusive elusive

adj

  • () skillful at eluding capture  ( elusive )
    skillful at eluding capture
     a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist
    a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist
  • () difficult to describe  ( elusive )
    difficult to describe
     a haunting elusive odor
    a haunting elusive odor
  • making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe  ( elusive, problematic, problematical, tough, baffling, knotty )
    making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
     a baffling problem
    a baffling problem
     I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
     a problematic situation at home
    a problematic situation at home
  • difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze  ( elusive, subtle )
    difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
     his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
     a subtle difference
    a subtle difference
     that elusive thing the soul
    that elusive thing the soul