Synonym: evasive, subtle. Similar words: inclusive, exclusive, exclusively, effusive, obtrusive, intrusive, allusion, illusion. Meaning: [-uːsɪv] adj. 1. difficult to describe 2. skillful at eluding capture 3. be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind.
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1. Further movie roles have proved somewhat elusive for the young actor.
2. The answers to these questions remain as elusive as ever.
3. She managed to get an interview with that elusive man.
4. the elusive concept of 'literature'
5. Truth is a notoriously elusive quality.
6. Success, however, remained elusive for her.
7. For me, the poem has an elusive quality.
8. Eric, as elusive as ever, was nowhere to be found.
9. In London late-night taxis are elusive and far from cheap.
10. Sleep was strangely elusive.
11. Shades of Manchester United and that elusive league title?
12. It was the cure that was so elusive.
13. The fox is a sly elusive animal.
14. They have that elusive quality called narrative momentum.
15. Drug dealers can prove just as elusive.
16. As Christmas drew nearer, sleep became more elusive.
17. The gray fox is a very shy elusive creature.
18. The nature of things was to be elusive.
19. He was young, personable and elusive.
20. Attempts to catch the elusive Sirven have undoubtedly been bungled.
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21. That, of all people, the most elusive one should suddenly materialise to help her.
22. The most elusive culprit remains the built-in contradictions of the capitalist system.
23. The player races around the world, chasing the elusive villain Carmen Sandiego and her many evil sidekicks.
24. Interpol have searched all the corners of the earth for the elusive hijackers.
25. The Secretary of State and his Russian counterpart met to try to nail down the elusive accord.
26. I've been trying all day to reach him on the telephone, but he's very elusive.
27. She enjoys a firm reputation in this country but wider international success has been elusive.
28. A solution to the problem of toxic waste is proving elusive in the extreme.
29. Wet sand can be moulded, whilst dry sand is much more elusive.
30. Somatostatin, a hormone that inhibits the release of growth hormone, is now well know, but its opposite proved elusive.
More similar words: inclusive, exclusive, exclusively, effusive, obtrusive, intrusive, allusion, illusion, conclusion, preclusion, in conclusion, disillusion, draw a conclusion, massive, passive, pervasive, derisive, decisive, offensive, intensive, excessive, impulsive, defensive, expensive, extensive, explosive, persuasive, recessive, impressive, aggressive.