HyperDic: elusive

English > 4 senses of the word elusive:
ADJECTIVEallelusivedifficult to describe / describe
allelusiveskillful at eluding capture
allelusive, subtledifficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
allelusive, baffling, knotty, problematic, problematical, toughmaking great mental demands
elusive > pronunciation
Soundsihluw'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > elusive: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDifficult to describe / describe.
Example"a haunting elusive odor"
Broaderunidentifiableimpossible to identify
Nounselusivenessthe quality of being difficult to grasp or pin down
Verbseludebe incomprehensible to
English > elusive: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningSkillful at eluding capture.
Example"a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline
Broaderartfulmarked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
Nounselusivenessthe quality of being difficult to grasp or pin down
Verbseludeescape, either physically or mentally
English > elusive: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDifficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze.
Example "that elusive thing the soul"
Synonymsubtle
Broaderimpalpableimperceptible to the senses or the mind
Spanishsutil
Catalansubtil
Nounselusivenessthe quality of being difficult to grasp or pin down
Verbseludebe incomprehensible to
English > elusive: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningmaking great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe.
Synonymsbaffling, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy
Spanishdesconcertante, espinoso, problemático
Catalanproblemàtic

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