Elusive synonyms

ĭ-lo͝o'sĭv, -zĭv
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Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
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Elusive or difficult to retain
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The definition of evasive is someone or something that is tricky or hard to catch.
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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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Requiring great skill or care
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The definition of intangible is something with no physical presence that can't be touched, or is something that is vague and difficult to understand or value in concrete terms.
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Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to conceal the truth.
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Passing swiftly; not lasting
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Mischievous in a playful way; roguish
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Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence.
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Hard, not easy, requiring much effort.
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The definition of obscure is hard to see in the low light or hard to understand.
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The definition of cunning is something done with ingenuity or clever deception.
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Resembling an eel: long, thin and slippery
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Short-lived; transitory
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Foxlike; crafty; wily; sly
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Difficult to perceive or grasp by the mind.
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Beguiling but harmful; alluring:
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Having a slippery or smooth quality:
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(Mycology, biology) slimy to the touch.
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Of, relating to, or being a religious mystery:
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Soapy or soaplike
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Difficult to understand; abstruse:
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Full of wiles; cunning.
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evasive, mysterious
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Tempting, alluring, welcoming, etc.
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evasive, mysterious
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(Rail transport, of points and crossovers) diverging in the direction of travel.
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evasive, mysterious
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Characterized by or exhibiting evasion
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Having or full of knots
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Having the nature of a problem; hard to solve or deal with
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Not ponderable; without sensible or appreciable weight; incapable of being weighed.
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Wary; careful:
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