Definition of elusory in English:

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elusory

Pronunciation: /ɪˈluːs(ə)ri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

adjective

rare
Difficult to find, catch, or achieve; elusive.
Example sentences
  • He must be one of the most elusory characters in Hollywood.
  • In his latest essay, he grapples with the fact that those costs have become painfully evident, and the larger concerns of security, justice and freedom increasingly elusory.
  • This freedom, however, proves even more elusory for them than it did for Easy Rider's protagonists, when the supply of dope dries up unexpectedly.

Origin

Early 17th century: from medieval Latin elusorius, from Latin elus- 'eluded' (from the verb eludere).

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