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evasion

e·va·sion

evasion

 
 
pronunciation:
ih veI zhn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of escaping, avoiding, or failing to perform something.
She was fired from her job for the evasion of her duties.He was imprisoned for tax evasion.
antonyms:
confrontation
similar words:
avoidance, neglect
definition 2: the avoidance of giving a full or truthful response to a question, point of argument, or the like.
The witness's evasions caused the judge to admonish her.
antonyms:
directness
similar words:
avoidance
definition 3: a means of avoiding, escaping, or otherwise evading; ruse.
Answering a question with another question is often an evasion.
similar words:
stall, subterfuge