October 02, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
elusive /iˈluːsɪv/ adjective
elusive
/iˈluːsɪv/
adjective

more elusive; most elusive

The snow leopard is an elusive creature.
The snow leopard is an elusive creature.
Learner's definition of ELUSIVE

1 : hard to find or capture

  • elusive creatures

  • The solution remains elusive.

  • The truth may prove elusive.

2 : hard to understand, define, or remember

  • an elusive concept/idea/name

elusively adverb

elusiveness noun [noncount]

  • the elusiveness of truth

Get Learner's Word of the Day daily email!
More Learner's Words of the Day
Subscribe