[ih-vey-siv] /ɪˈveɪ sɪv/
tending or seeking to ; characterized by :
an evasive answer.
elusive or evanescent.
tending or seeking to evade; avoiding the issue; not straightforward
avoiding or seeking to avoid trouble or difficulties: to take evasive action
hard to catch or obtain; elusive
1725, from French évasif, from Latin evas-, past participle stem of evadere (see evasion). Related: Evasively; evasiveness.
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[eev] /iv/ noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) the evening or the day before a holiday, church festival, or any date or event: Christmas Eve; the eve of an execution. 2. the period preceding or leading up to any event, crisis, etc.: on the eve of the American Revolution. 3. the evening. [eev] /iv/ noun […]
[ih-vek-shuh n] /ɪˈvɛk ʃən/ noun, Astronomy. 1. a periodic irregularity in the moon’s motion, caused by the attraction of the sun. /ɪˈvɛkʃən/ noun 1. irregularity in the moon’s motion caused by perturbations of the sun and planets
[eev-lin for 1, 3; ev-uh-lin for 2, or, esp. British, eev-lin, ee-vuh-lin] /ˈiv lɪn for 1, 3; ˈɛv ə lɪn for 2, or, esp. British, ˈiv lɪn, ˈi və lɪn/ noun 1. John, 1620–1706, English diarist. 2. Also, Evelynne. a female given name, form of . 3. Chiefly British. a male given name. [waw] /wɔ/ […]