Definition of elusive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

elusive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪˈlusɪv//
 
 
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difficult to find, define, or achieve Eric, as elusive as ever, was nowhere to be found. the elusive concept of “literature” A solution to the problem of toxic waste is proving elusive.
 
adverb
elusiveness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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