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Of a surface, having low friction, often due to being covered in a non-viscous liquid, and therefore hard to grip, hard to stand on without falling, etc.
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  1. Of a surface, having low friction, often due to being covered in a non-viscous liquid, and therefore hard to grip, hard to stand on without falling, etc.
  2. (Figuratively, by extension) Evasive; difficult to pin down.
  3. Not trustworthy; elusive or tricky:
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  1. Adept at using deception
  2. Hard to deal with, complicated
  3. Requiring caution or skill:
Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
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  1. Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
Lasting only a short time; fleeting:
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  1. Lasting only a short time; fleeting:
  2. Given to change or disappearance; perishable:
  3. Difficult to comprehend or retain; elusive:
Incapable of being realized or defined.
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  1. Incapable of being realized or defined.
  2. That cannot be easily defined, formulated, or grasped; vague
  3. Designating or of any of certain business assets, esp. goodwill, that have no material being but have monetary value
Not ponderable; without sensible or appreciable weight; incapable of being weighed.
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  1. Not ponderable; without sensible or appreciable weight; incapable of being weighed.
  2. That cannot undergo precise evaluation:
  3. That cannot be conclusively determined or explained
Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
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  1. Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
  2. Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful, incongruous.
  3. Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
Tending or seeking to evade; not straightforward; tricky; equivocal
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  1. Tending or seeking to evade; not straightforward; tricky; equivocal
  2. Intentionally vague or ambiguous; equivocal:
  3. Hard to catch, grasp, etc.; elusive
Causing or tending to cause sliding or slipping:
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  1. Causing or tending to cause sliding or slipping:
  2. Of a surface, having low friction, often due to being covered in a non-viscous liquid, and therefore hard to grip, hard to stand on without falling, etc.
  3. (Figuratively, by extension) Evasive; difficult to pin down.
Find another word for elusive. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for elusive, like: slippery, tricky, evanescent, fugitive, baffling, intangible, imponderable, equivocal, fleeting, sly and temporary.