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Meaning of ELUSION

Pronunciation:  i'loozhun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

ELUSION is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: eluding, slip
 See Also: evasion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*lu"sion\, n. [LL. elusio, fr. L. eludere, elusum. See
Act of eluding; adroit escape, as by artifice; a mockery; a
cheat; trickery.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: avoidance, avoiding reaction, buck-passing, circumvention, defense mechanism, dodge, duck, elusiveness, equivocation, escape, eschewal, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, foiling, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, frustration, getting around, getting round, jink, neutrality, nonintervention, noninvolvement, outguessing, outmaneuvering, outwitting, passing the buck, prevention, refraining, runaround, shunning, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, the runaround, the slip, thwarting, zigzag