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[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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