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English definition of “elusive”

elusive

adjective     /ɪˈluː.sɪv/
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     /-li/ adverb UnachievableImpossible and improbable elusiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] UnachievableImpossible and improbable
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