- Difficult to find, catch, or achieve.
- Difficult to remember.
- Lasting for a very short time.
I found the following explanation on Thesaurus.plus:
Fleeting is a synonym for elusive in fugitive topic. In some cases you can use "Fleeting" instead an adjective "Elusive", when it comes to topics like evasive, indefinable.
In Collins' dictionary, the word "fleeting" is also used in the second definition for "elusive":
elusive: indefinable, puzzling, fleeting
These definitions start to confuse me, as I can not see how all the things above are related with each other. Could you please explain this further and also give me some example sentences too? Thank you!