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Definition of elusory in English:
Difficult to find, catch, or achieve; elusive.
- In this context, truth was elusory, and scepticism, cynicism, relativism and atheism were present under a veil of orthodoxy.
- I felt I had truly come to know this contradictory and elusory person and came to have even greater respect for the sweep and magnificence of his achievements
- He must be one of the most elusory characters in Hollywood.
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin elusorius, from Latin elus- 'eluded' (from the verb eludere).
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