Elusively



[ih-loo-siv] /ɪˈlu sɪv/

adjective
1.
or failing to allow for or accommodate a clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define:
an elusive concept.
2.
cleverly or skillfully evasive:
a fish too elusive to catch.
3.
difficult to find:
hoping that elusive donors will finally contribute.
/ɪˈluːsɪv/
adjective
1.
difficult to catch: an elusive thief
2.
preferring or living in solitude and anonymity
3.
difficult to remember: an elusive thought
adj.

1719, from Latin elus-, past participle stem of eludere (see elude) + -ive. Related: Elusiveness.

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