elusion

noun
elu·​sion | \ ē-ˈlü-zhən How to pronounce elusion (audio) \

Definition of elusion

: an act of eluding

Examples of elusion in a Sentence

his artful elusion of the worst work assignments
Recent Examples on the Web Emphasizing defense, his boxing instructor prods him to master the art of elusion, of hitting without being hit. Gordon Marino, WSJ, 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of elusion

1617, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elusion

Medieval Latin elusion-, elusio, from Late Latin, deception, from Latin eludere

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“Elusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elusion. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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