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evasive

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

: not honest or direct

: done to avoid harm, an accident, etc.

Full Definition of EVASIVE

:  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.

First Known Use of EVASIVE

1637

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