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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Skillful at eluding capture; Difficult to describe; Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind.

Usage examples (38)
  • A cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist
  • A haunting elusive odor
  • I like to think of myself as a domestic ninja - stealthily cleaning in elusive little bursts ...
  • Mostly we aspire to write, and reaching toward something mysterious and elusive is where the work actually lives. for more
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