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evasive

e·va·sive

evasive

 
 
pronunciation:
ih veI sihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: serving to allow one to avoid, escape, or fail to perform something.
She became suspicious when he gave evasive answers to her questions.The soldiers were taught evasive driving maneuvers in case of ambush.
antonyms:
candid, direct, round, straight, straightforward
similar words:
shifty
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derivations: evasively (adv.), evasiveness (n.)
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