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1. Tending to elude capture, perception, comprehension, or memory: "an invisible cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist [himself]" (David Kline).
2. Difficult to define or describe: "Failures are more finely etched in our minds than triumphs, and success is an elusive, if not mythic, goal in our demanding society" (Hugh Drummond).
[From Latin ēlūsus, past participle of ēlūdere, to elude; see elude.]
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elusively[ɪˈluːsɪvlɪ] ADV to behave elusively → comportarse de manera esquiva
... he said elusively → ... dijo, esquivo, ... dijo, mostrándose esquivo
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