[syn: baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Elusive \E*lu"sive\, a.
Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly
escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious.
Elusive of the bridal day, she gives
Fond hopes to all, and all with hopes deceives. --Pope.
-- E*lu"sive*ly, adv. -- E*lu"sive*ness, n.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "elusive":
baffling, cagey, elusory, evanescent, evasive, fleeting, fugitive,
impalpable, imponderable, incomprehensible, indefinable,
insubstantial, intangible, malingering, mysterious, phantom,
shifty, shirking, slippery, transitory, tricky