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elusive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word elusive

(adj) difficult to describe
Example Sentence
  • a haunting elusive odor

(adj) skillful at eluding capture
Example Sentence
  • a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist

(adj) difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
Synonyms : subtle
Example Sentence
  • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
  • a subtle difference
  • that elusive thing the soul

(adj) making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
Example Sentence
  • a baffling problem
  • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
  • a problematic situation at home

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for elusive

illusive things are always difficult to understand
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by ksameer_coep

elusive is like exclusive,,, and exclusive content is hard to get!
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by saurabhkumar87

Lusi(lucy)-lets assume lucy as a gal.lets assume lucy is always not frank.since she is lucy(loosy), she is hard to understand as her talks(speech) is loosy, it is hard to grasp.
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by sriharisharma

eLUSive sounds like it has the word "loose" in it. When you have a loose description of something, then it is hard to understand
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by itspossible

Away from being Lucid(Comprehensible), So it is hard to grasp
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by BabiMnM

imagine u had a problem in gre quant...so u sent an email to ur coach....he Emailed u the solution which was very LOOSELY described and hence...HARD TO GRASP AND BAFFLING...!!!......;)
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by verbal800

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by Jackery

ill(EL)+achieve(usive)= ill is difficult to achieve.
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by sharifit

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