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.
Recent Examples of evasive from the Web
The companion who brought him, also age 20, there was evasive about what happened, Heinz said.
But what if the tennis hero is annoyingly coy, vague, or evasive about the reason for the drop in form?
The copter pilots took evasive action after the drone passed within 20 feet over crowded BB&T Ballpark.
Elizabeth was angry and evasive, but her parents finally got her passwords and soon discovered the truth.
Alvarez said Kubas drove directly in the path of an oncoming motorcycle, the driver of which was forced to take evasive actions so as not to crash into Kubas’ Corvette, Herrin said.
But buoyed by rising poll ratings — and the chance to make May look evasive —
But that only matters if a company does sue—and no sneaker or clothing company has. Instead, companies have been ramping up evasive maneuvers.
But hit the accelerator for passing power or an evasive maneuver and the system is slow to respond.
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First Known Use of evasive
EVASIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evasive for English Language Learners
: not honest or direct
: done to avoid harm, an accident, etc.
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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