Elusive Definition

ĭ-lo͝osĭv, -zĭv
Tending to elude.
Webster's New World
Hard to grasp or retain mentally; baffling.
Webster's New World
Difficult to define or describe.
American Heritage

Origin of Elusive

  • From Latin ēlūsus past participle of ēlūdere to elude elude

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin elusus past participle of eludo (“to parry a blow, to deceive”)

    From Wiktionary

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