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English definition of “elusive”

elusive

adjective uk   /ɪˈluː.sɪv/ us  
C2 difficult to describe, find, achieve, or remember: The answers to these questions remain as elusive as ever. Success, however, remained elusive for her. elusive memoriesUnachievableImpossible and improbable
elusively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
UnachievableImpossible and improbable
elusiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
UnachievableImpossible and improbable
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