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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elusive  \E*lu"sive\,  a. 
  Tending  to  elude;  using  arts  or  deception  to  escape;  adroitly 
  escaping  or  evading;  eluding  the  grasp;  fallacious. 
 
  Elusive  of  the  bridal  day  she  gives  Fond  hopes  to  all 
  and  all  with  hopes  deceives.  --Pope. 
  --  {E*lu"sive*ly},  adv  --  {E*lu"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elusive 
  adj  1:  difficult  to  describe;  "a  haunting  elusive  odor" 
  2:  skillful  at  eluding  capture;  "a  cabal  of  conspirators,  each 
  more  elusive  than  the  archterrorist"-  David  Kline  [syn:  {evasive}] 
  3:  be  difficult  to  detect  or  grasp  by  the  mind;  "his  whole 
  attitude  had  undergone  a  subtle  change";  "a  subtle 
  difference";  "that  elusive  thing  the  soul"  [syn:  {subtle}] 




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