Evasive definition

ĭ-vāsĭv
Tending or seeking to evade; not straightforward; tricky; equivocal.
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Tending to avoid speaking openly or making revelations about oneself.
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Directed towards avoidance or escape; evasive action.
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The definition of evasive is someone or something that is tricky or hard to catch.

An example of evasive is someone avoiding a conversation.

An example of evasive is a cat that hides under a bed just out of reach.

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Hard to catch, grasp, etc.; elusive.
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Inclined or intended to evade.

Took evasive action.

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Intentionally vague or ambiguous; equivocal.

An evasive statement.

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Origin of evasive

  • From French évasif, from Latin ēvādō

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