Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Elusive"

The meaning of "Elusive" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does elusive mean?
A: It means it is difficult to find, catch and achieve.
Q: What does elusive mean?
A: Hard to pin down, to describe
Q: What does elusive mean?
A: It means something is hard to obtain or achieve
Q: What does elusive mean?
A: Hard to find or describe.

Example sentences using "Elusive"

Q: Please show me example sentences with elusive.
A: The state of pure happiness is an elusive feeling that we keep chasing.
The murderer has already killed three people in three different states, proving to be an elusive target for the police.
Q: Please show me example sentences with elusive.
A: : It means:difficult to find, catch, or achieve
1. The police are finding it difficult to catch the elusive bank robber.
2. Since I am not very good at math, earning an “A” in geometry is an elusive goal for me.
3. The animal control officer could not catch the elusive dog. 
4. In a house of young triplets, my husband finds sleep to be very elusive
5. On a crowded airplane, privacy is elusive.
hope this helps.
Q: Please show me example sentences with elusive.
A: He was an elusive figure, appearing and the disappearing.

The measurements they needed to find their predicted particle using the LHC were proving elusive.
Q: Please show me example sentences with elusive.
A: The answer to his question was elusive.
The spy is an elusive character.
The unfaithful partner was elusive.
It's basically another word for 'hard to find' 'missing' etc.

Synonyms of "Elusive" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between elusive and delusive ?
A: Elusive: Hard to remember
Ex. I've had an elusive past.

Delusive: Something that tricks, gives the wrong impression; misleading
Ex. The robber was so delusive that he even tricked the police.
Q: What is the difference between elusive and evasive ?
A: Elusive - hard to find/difficult to remember; make oneself scarce

Evasive - purposely hiding from someone


When something eludes you, you cannot think of it because it escapes your mind/you cannot remember it clearly

When someone evades you, they avoid you because they don’t want you to catch them

”The cause of the disease eluded the researchers.”

“After the police came knocking on his door, Jerry had to climb out the back window to evade them.

They can both be transitive verbs, but ‘evasive’ can be intransitive
Besides that, they are synonyms, and can essentially be used in the same situations



One thing to consider is the difference between “elusive” an “illusive”

Mainly because they sound really similar
Illude - trick; deceive

You cannot catch the elusive fairy
But
The illusive fairy was never there in the first place (an illusion)

Translations of "Elusive"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? elusive
A: Elusive, hard to catch

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