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What is another word for elusive?

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Adjective
Difficult to find, catch, or achieve
“There is even a personal shopping service, providing further help in tracking down that elusive pair of shoes.”
Adjective
Evasive or deliberately ambiguous in nature
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“He gave us an elusive answer.”
Adjective
Difficult to describe or define
“It's not some elusive phenomenon that you can never grasp.”
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Difficult to define, perceive or visualize
“Mr. Ward heard Dr. Allen's voice for the first time, and it seemed to excite some vague and elusive memory which could not be actually placed.”
Adjective
Transient, not permanent in nature
“So when we get an elusive feeling of something resembling love, we want to hang on to it.”
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Not tangible, unable to be felt by touch
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Barely perceptible to the senses
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Behaving or prone to behave in an untrustworthy, deceitful, or insincere way
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Reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion
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Sly, cautious, and secretive
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Intellectually hard to comprehend or resolve
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Unable to be achieved or obtained
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In an isolated or remote location
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(of something abstract) Perceived only with attention to detail or subtlety
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