What is the difference between elusive and illusive?
An elusive fairy is one you can't catch, but an illusive one was never really there at all. It was just an illusion! Although both words can apply to things you don't have, don't let the difference be elusive! You can't quite catch something elusive, but illusive things are just illusions.
What does it mean if someone is illusive?
illusive. If something misleads or deceives you, it is illusive. If you think you see a unicorn in your back yard, but it suddenly disappears, you can describe the vision as illusive.
Can a person be elusive?
adjective. eluding or failing to allow for or accommodate a clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define: an elusive concept. cleverly or skillfully evasive: a fish too elusive to catch. difficult to find: hoping that elusive donors will finally contribute.
What is the synonym of elusive?
evasive, fugitive, slippery. Words Related to elusive. cagey (also cagy), shifty. ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, impermanent, momentary, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory. inaccessible, inconvenient, unapproachable, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable, untouchable.