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Allusive vs. Elusive

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  • Allusive (adjective)

    that contains or makes use of allusions (indirect references or hints)

    "suggestive"

  • Elusive (adjective)

    Evading capture, comprehension or remembrance.

    "The elusive criminal was arrested"

  • Elusive (adjective)

    Difficult to make precise.

    "A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin's pathology, 8th ed)"

  • Elusive (adjective)

    Rarely seen.

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  • Allusive (adjective)

    Figurative; symbolical.

  • Allusive (adjective)

    Having reference to something not fully expressed; containing an allusion.

  • Elusive (adjective)

    Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Allusive (adjective)

    characterized by indirect references;

    "allusive speech is characterized by allusions"

  • Elusive (adjective)

    difficult to describe;

    "a haunting elusive odor"

  • Elusive (adjective)

    skillful at eluding capture;

    "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"

  • Elusive (adjective)

    be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind;

    "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"

    "a subtle difference"

    "that elusive thing the soul"

Princeton's WordNet

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