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Elusive vs. Illusory

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Elusiveadjective

Evading capture, comprehension or remembrance.

‘The elusive criminal was arrested’;

Illusoryadjective

Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal

‘Enron's profits were all illusory.’;

Elusiveadjective

Difficult to make precise.

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

Illusoryadjective

Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive; as, illusory promises or hopes.

Elusiveadjective

Rarely seen.

Illusoryadjective

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’;

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Elusiveadjective

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.’;

Elusiveadjective

difficult to describe;

‘a haunting elusive odor’;

Elusiveadjective

skillful at eluding capture;

‘a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist’;

Elusiveadjective

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’;

Elusive

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.

‘Elusive’;

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