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synonyms for elusive

  • ambiguous
  • fleeting
  • illusory
  • incomprehensible
  • puzzling
  • slippery
  • subtle
  • tricky
  • volatile
  • baffling
  • cagey
  • deceitful
  • deceptive
  • difficult to catch
  • elusory
  • equivocal
  • evanescent
  • fallacious
  • fraudulent
  • fugacious
  • fugitive
  • greasy
  • imponderable
  • indefinable
  • insubstantial
  • intangible
  • misleading
  • occult
  • phantom
  • shifty
  • shy
  • stonewalling
  • transient
  • transitory
  • unspecific
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antonyms for elusive

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  • definite
  • honest
  • intelligible
  • stable
  • understandable
  • attracting
  • confronting
  • encountering
  • enticing
  • facing
  • inviting
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How to use elusive in a sentence

For the most part, these mountain lions are staying elusive and sticking to eating their natural prey.
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If seed rounds are becoming more elusive, maybe skip on that last hire, extend the runway, and try to gain some revenues.
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This allows us to dramatically increase our digital inventory and efficiently offer this incredibly elusive audience to a whole new set of advertisers.
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They must make assumptions not only about the virus’s biology, which remains far from fully understood, but about human behavior, which can be even more slippery and elusive.
THE HARD LESSONS OF MODELING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICJORDANA CEPELEWICZJANUARY 28, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
However, establishing a causal relation between approaches to phonics instruction and gains in real reading has been more elusive.
IS THERE REALLY A ‘SCIENCE OF READING’ THAT TELLS US EXACTLY HOW TO TEACH KIDS TO READ?VALERIE STRAUSSJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Watson remained an elusive runner this year, his fourth season.
THE NFL’S CONFERENCE TITLE GAMES WILL FEATURE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES: THE POCKET PASSERADAM KILGOREJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The country’s recovery has been slow and elusive in the wake of a stringent, months-long lockdown that drove it into a deeper recession than most of the world’s large economies.
THE WEAKNESS AT THE HEART OF INDIA’S ECONOMYPRATHAMESH MULYEJANUARY 3, 2021QUARTZ
His hopes are still alive, though, that he’ll be able to grab one of those elusive NFL jobs — to be one of the few to kick for a living.
PLACEKICKERS WITH NFL DREAMS FACE A WINDING, RISKY PATHMARISA INGEMIDECEMBER 18, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Additional observations of HD 106906 b could help us determine how to go about hunting for the elusive Planet Nine, too
THIS ALIEN WORLD COULD HELP US FIND PLANET NINE IN OUR OWN SOLAR SYSTEMPAOLA ROSA-AQUINODECEMBER 17, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Based on the past 18 months, we should take the elusive Scott at her word.
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WORDS RELATED TO ELUSIVE

  • backbiting
  • bent
  • bluffing
  • cheating
  • corrupt
  • crafty
  • crooked
  • cunning
  • deceitful
  • deceiving
  • deceptive
  • designing
  • disreputable
  • double-dealing
  • elusive
  • false
  • fraudulent
  • guileful
  • hoodwinking
  • mendacious
  • misleading
  • perfidious
  • recreant
  • shady
  • shifty
  • sinister
  • slippery
  • sneaking
  • sneaky
  • swindling
  • traitorous
  • treacherous
  • tricky
  • two-faced
  • two-timing
  • unctuous
  • underhanded
  • unfair
  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous
  • untrustworthy
  • villainous
  • wily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.