(a) tending to escape or disappear; difficult to capture 逃避的; 躲避的; 难以捕捉的
*a most elusive criminal 极难逮捕的罪犯.
(b) difficult to remember or understand 难以记忆的; 难以理解的; 难以捉摸的
*an elusive perfume 难以捉摸的香味
* an elusive word 难记的词.
an elusive person or animal is difficult to find or not often seen
She managed to get an interview with that elusive man.
an elusive result is difficult to achieve
She enjoys a firm reputation in this country but wider international success has been elusive.
an elusive idea or quality is difficult to describe or understand
For me, the poem has an elusive quality.
1. Nobody knows that he is an elusive criminal. 没人知道他是个逃犯。