evasive

[ ih-vey-siv ]
/ ɪˈveɪ sɪv /
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adjective

tending or seeking to evade; characterized by evasion: an evasive answer.
elusive or evanescent.

Nearby words

  1. evapotranspiration,
  2. evaristus,
  3. evarts,
  4. evarts, william maxwell,
  5. evasion,
  6. evatt,
  7. evatt, herbert vere,
  8. eve,
  9. eve's pudding,
  10. evection

Origin of evasive

First recorded in 1715–25; evas(ion) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for unevasive

evasive

/ (ɪˈveɪsɪv) /

adjective

tending or seeking to evade; avoiding the issue; not straightforward
avoiding or seeking to avoid trouble or difficultiesto take evasive action
hard to catch or obtain; elusive
Derived Formsevasively, adverbevasiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unevasive

evasive

adj.

1725, from French évasif, from Latin evas-, past participle stem of evadere (see evasion). Related: Evasively; evasiveness.

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