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Meaning of word elusive from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

elusive   adjective

Meaning : Difficult to describe.

Example : A haunting elusive odor.

Meaning : Skillful at eluding capture.

Example : A cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist.

Meaning : Difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze.

Example : His whole attitude had undergone a subtle change.
A subtle difference.
That elusive thing the soul.

Synonyms : subtle

Meaning : Making great mental demands. Hard to comprehend or solve or believe.

Example : A baffling problem.
I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast.
A problematic situation at home.

Synonyms : baffling, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough