Evading capture, comprehension or remembrance.
‘The elusive criminal was arrested’;
Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal
‘Enron's profits were all illusory.’;
Difficult to make precise.
‘A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin's pathology, 8th ed)’;
Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive; as, illusory promises or hopes.
based on or having the nature of an illusion;
‘illusive hopes of of finding a better job’; ‘Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy’;
Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious.
‘Elusive of the bridal day, she givesFond hopes to all, and all with hopes deceives.’;
difficult to describe;
‘a haunting elusive odor’;
skillful at eluding capture;
‘a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist’;
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’;
was the first single for British singer-songwriter Scott Matthews and was released on 18 September 2006. The single received much airplay from BBC Radio DJs Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary and Zane Lowe between 7 and 10 August.