Simple Definition of evasive
: not honest or direct
: done to avoid harm, an accident, etc.
Full Definition of evasive
: tending or intended to evade : equivocal <evasive answers>
Examples of evasive in a sentence
She gave an evasive answer.
They took evasive action to avoid capture.
First Known Use of evasive
Legal Definition of evasive
: tending or intending to evade
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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