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
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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