elusive
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elusive(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (hard to find or capture)
a. escurridizo
Paul is naturally elusive, and when he feels pursued, he becomes more distant.Paul es escurridizo por naturaleza, y cuando se siente perseguido, se aleja más todavía.
b. esquivo
The solution to the problem is elusive, and it will take a lot of effort to find it.La solución al problema es esquiva y requerirá mucho esfuerzo encontrarla.
2. (hard to understand)
a. difícil de aprehender
"Otherness" is an elusive concept used in the fields of anthropology and sociology.La "Otredad" es un concepto difícil de aprehender utilizado en los campos de la antropología y la sociología.
3. (hard to achieve)
a. difícil de alcanzar
Success has been elusive for this young singer.A esta joven cantante el éxito le ha resultado difícil de alcanzar.
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elusive
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enemy, concept)
a. escurridizo(a)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
elusive [ɪˈluːsɪv]
adjective
[+prey, enemy] esquivo; escurridizo; [+thoughts, word] inaprensible; [+success] esquivo; difícil de conseguir
he is very elusive no es fácil encontrarlo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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