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evasive

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adjective eva·sive \i-ˈvā-siv, -ziv, ē-\

Simple Definition of evasive

  • : not honest or direct

  • : done to avoid harm, an accident, etc.

Full Definition of evasive

  1. :  tending or intended to evade :  equivocal <evasive answers>

eva·sive·ly adverb
eva·sive·ness noun

Examples of evasive

  1. She gave an evasive answer.

  2. They took evasive action to avoid capture.



1637

First Known Use of evasive

1637



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