evasive definition

  • adjective:
    • Inclined or meant to avoid: took evasive activity.
    • deliberately vague or ambiguous; equivocal: an evasive statement.
    • Tending to stay away from speaking openly or making revelations about yourself.
    • Directed toward avoidance or escape; elusive action.
    • maintaining evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.
    • avoiding or escaping from difficulty or risk particularly enemy fire
    • deliberately vague or uncertain
    • Inclined or meant to evade: took evasive activity.
    • deliberately obscure or ambiguous; equivocal: an evasive statement.
    • maintaining avoid speaking honestly or making revelations about oneself.
    • Directed toward avoidance or escape; evasive action.
    • Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.
    • preventing or escaping from difficulty or danger particularly enemy fire
    • intentionally obscure or uncertain
  • others:
    • utilizing evasion or artifice to avoid; shuffling; equivocating.
    • Containing or described as evasion; artfully contrived for escape or elusion: because, an evasive response; an evasive argument.
    • Escaping the grasp or observation; perhaps not quickly seized or understood; faintly or indistinctly identified; elusive; vanishing: because, an evasive thought or idea; evasive colors.
    • Using evasion or artifice to prevent; shuffling; equivocating.
    • Containing or characterized by evasion; artfully contrived for escape or elusion: as, an evasive answer; an evasive argument.
    • Escaping the understanding or observance; perhaps not effortlessly seized or comprehended; faintly or indistinctly recognized; elusive; vanishing: because, an evasive idea or concept; elusive colors.

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