Definition of Evasive

1. Adjective. Deliberately vague or ambiguous. "An evasive statement"

Similar to: Ambiguous, Equivocal
Derivative terms: Evade, Evasiveness



2. Adjective. Avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire. "Pilots are taught to take evasive action"
Similar to: Protective

Definition of Evasive

1. a. Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.

Definition of Evasive

1. Adjective. Tending to avoid speaking openly or making revelations about oneself. ¹

2. Adjective. Directed towards avoidance or escape; ''evasive action''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Evasive

1. tending to evade [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evasive

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Literary usage of Evasive

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1. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1849)
"The King's attempt to return an evasive answer. ' Coke's denunciation of the Duke of Ducking- ham. and myself to lye under it ; for though I should suffer, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"Of course, evasive, or self-contradictory testimony of the witness affects his credibility, and may indicate fraud. In re Friedman. 21 ABR 213, 164 Fed. ..."

3. Juries and Jury Trials in Civil and Criminal Cases: Illinois by John Abraham MacNeil (1921)
"—Unwilling or evasive Witness May be put to an unwilling or evasive witness. Cassem v. Galvin. 158 III. 3o. Bradshaw v. Combs, 1o2 III. 428. ..."

4. A History of England by James Franck Bright (1889)
"... and that the Statute be put in execu- evasive answer. tion, that his subjects may have no cause to complain of JuM * any wrongs or oppression contrary ..."

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