elusive vs problematical what difference

what is difference between elusive and problematical

English

Etymology

From Latin elusus past participle of eludo (to parry a blow, to deceive)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈluːsɪv/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /iˈluːsɪv/
  • Homophone: illusive

Adjective

elusive (comparative more elusive, superlative most elusive)

  1. Evading capture, comprehension or remembrance.
    The elusive criminal was arrested
  2. Difficult to make precise.
    A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin’s pathology, 8th ed)
  3. Rarely seen.

Related terms

  • elude

Derived terms

  • elusively
  • elusiveness

Translations


Italian

Adjective

elusive

  1. feminine plural of elusivo


English

Etymology

problematic +‎ -al

Adjective

problematical (comparative more problematical, superlative most problematical)

  1. doubtful or disputed
  2. dubious or ambiguous
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 8, [1]
      The salt seer attentively listened, accompanying the Foretopman’s recital with queer twitchings of his wrinkles and problematical little sparkles of his small ferret eyes.

Synonyms

  • problematic

Translations


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