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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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of evasive

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

evasively adverb
evasiveness noun

Examples of evasive in a sentence

  1. She gave an evasive answer.

  2. They took evasive action to avoid capture.



1637

First Known Use of evasive

1637


Law Dictionary

evasive

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adjective eva·sive \i-ˈvā-siv, -ziv\

Legal Definition of evasive

  1. :  tending or intending to evade

evasively adverb
evasiveness noun


Additional Notes on evasive

Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(a)(4), an evasive or incomplete answer to an interrogatory or to a question at a deposition is treated as a failure to answer and may be subject to an opponent's motion to compel an answer.



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