Adjective(1) difficult to describe(2) skillful at eluding capture(3) difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze(4) making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
(1) That run should have sharpened her up sufficiently to get those elusive winning brackets.(2) He was injured last season, so we had to wait over a year before this elusive 100th was achieved!(3) Pre-baiting an area that looks good is often the answer to catching one of these elusive carp.(4) Women walk miles on the blazing sands in search of an elusive pot of water.(5) Bringing horses of that calibre to Scotland remains the elusive dream.(6) But persuading the elusive birds to quit their historic lodgings has proved to be quite a headache.(7) It's about the people who come to America in search of that elusive thing, the American dream.(8) All the evidence suggests that this is one of the key times to catch an elusive 40 pounder.(9) Naturally, that persistent little squirrel is still driving himself nuts in pursuit of an elusive acorn.(10) There is even a personal shopping service, providing further help in tracking down that elusive pair of shoes.(11) Reedie had been praying for that first elusive gold to come from Simon Lessing in today's men's triathlon.(12) Birdwatchers from all over the country have descended on a nature reserve in Cheshire in search of a rare and elusive bird.(13) The song became an instant hit and proved to be the group's entry into the elusive U.S. market.(14) Vogue tried to cement what it had, even locating an elusive Leon Smet!(15) He would then retreat, hoping to catch the elusive man in their new round.(16) Selling is in our American blood, and the ability to do it well is elusive and admired.
1. difficult to find ::
2. indefinable ::
3. baffling ::
4. subtle ::
elusive, elusively, elusiveness
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