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Synonyms for elusive

Synonyms for elusive

characterized by or exhibiting evasion

Synonyms for elusive

difficult to describe

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skillful at eluding capture

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difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

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making great mental demands

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Adiga himself has deconstructed style and authorship through self-discovery of his artistic purpose and fthis reason he feels comfortable with an elusively defined narrator as in Ellison's novel.
ELUSIVELY finished much closer to Mayson at Newmarket than he had done two weeks earlier.
The number of dwellers per apartment remains elusively low, but in fact the whole building is overcrowded and living space per person has dwindled significantly.
Multiple suspects exist among a group of oil components called polycyclic aromatic compounds, which show up in affected embryos but hover elusively around current thresholds for detection, Incardona says.
Water may appear flat, but we hit numerous clumps of vegetation and took many sharp turns at full speed to capture elusively fleeing ducks spotted in our lights.
And this results in a somewhat heretical image of sovereignty in Hamlet: it is an elusively fluid yet corporeal presence that is subject to physical contingencies, and thus it cannot be grounded solely in theological or juridico-political abstractions.
Weaving elusively in from the right flank, he drifted away from two challenges before curling in a left-footed shot from 20 metres that Rafael Cabral only succeeded in parrying to the feet of Thiago.
Handling beautifully, running elusively and kicking powerfully off the ground and out of hand, he scored 18 points to help his side lead 26-10, the other Bedwas points coming from a Sargent try and a drop goal from centre Ian Smerdon.
Experiencing them otherwise might have reduced our visit to little more than a review of some rare and rather beautiful paintings whose frequent references--by turns strikingly obvious, elusively subtle or downright questionable, and often specifically inserted for the delectation of clients--to the Lombard master remained obscure.
To Nora, what ultimately constitutes reality is mediated, with Robin, as the object of her analysis, acting the part of a signifier that elusively slides from one signified onto another in this process of mediation.
Second, rumours that cite 'sources close to the player' or, even more elusively, 'unknown sources'.
blight" determinations remain elusively subjective and, open
The city of New Venice, situated just south of the elusively dangerous North Pole, is home to a society so full of contradictions and elaborations that conventional labels fail to do it justice.
Apart from delaying gratification of Jenny's own desire to see her, her mother's absence will also delay Richard's gratification in ways that are likely to make him find her even more elusively alluring.
Asked when the next meeting was scheduled, Talat replied "after the elections" while Christofias said somewhat elusively that their next meeting would be their next meeting.