Origin of evasive
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Examples from the Web for unevasive
If it be put in a real, tangible, and unevasive way I shall accept, pitching my friends the Tories to the winds.
- 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
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Word Origin and History for unevasive
1725, from French évasif, from Latin evas-, past participle stem of evadere (see evasion). Related: Evasively; evasiveness.
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