adverb see elusive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • elusively — elusive ► ADJECTIVE 1) difficult to find, catch, or achieve. 2) difficult to remember. DERIVATIVES elusively adverb elusiveness noun. ORIGIN from Latin eludere elude …   English terms dictionary

  • Elusively — Elusive E*lu sive, a. Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious. [1913 Webster] Elusive of the bridal day, she gives Fond hopes to all, and all with hopes deceives. Pope.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elusively — See elusive. * * * …   Universalium

  • elusively — adverb In an elusive manner …   Wiktionary

  • elusively — adv. evasively, deceptively, in an elusive manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • elusively — elu·sive·ly …   English syllables

  • elusively — See: elusive …   English dictionary

  • elusively — adverb see elusive …   Useful english dictionary

  • elusive — elusively, adv. elusiveness, n. /i looh siv/, adj. 1. eluding clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define: an elusive concept. 2. cleverly or skillfully evasive: a fish too elusive to catch. Also, elusory /i looh seuh ree …   Universalium

  • elusive — adjective Date: 1719 tending to elude: as a. tending to evade grasp or pursuit < elusive prey > b. hard to comprehend or define < an elusive concept > c. hard to isolate or identify < a haunting elusive aroma > • elusively adverb • elusiveness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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