HyperDic: evasion

English > 4 senses of the word evasion:
NOUNcommunicationevasion, equivocationa statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
actevasion, nonpaymentthe deliberate act of failing to pay money
actevasion, escape, dodgingnonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
actevasionthe act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
evasion > pronunciation
Soundsihvey'zhahn; iyvey'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > evasion: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth.
Synonymequivocation
Narrowercircumlocution, indirect expressionAn indirect way of expressing something
doublespeakAny language that pretends to communicate but actually does not
hedge, hedgingAn intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
quibble, quiddity, cavilAn evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Broadermisrepresentation, deceit, deceptionA misleading falsehood
Spanishequívoco, evasión
Catalanequívoc, evasió
English > evasion: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe deliberate act of failing to pay money.
Example"his evasion of all his creditors"
Synonymnonpayment
Narrowertax evasionThe deliberate failure to pay taxes (usually by making a false / false / false report)
Broadercommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Oppositepayment, defrayal, defraymentThe act of paying money
Spanishimpago
English > evasion: 4 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningnonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do.
Example"his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"
Synonymsescape, dodging
NarrowercircumventionThe act of evading by going around
escape mechanismA form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities
malingering, skulkingEvading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbrickingThe evasion of work or duty
Broadernegligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformancefailure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
Spanishevasión
Verbsevadeavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
English > evasion: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver.
NarrowerdodgeA quick evasive movement
maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive actionAn action aimed at evading an opponent
slip, elusion, eludingThe act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
Broaderescape, flightThe act of escaping physically
Spanishevasión
Catalanevasió
Verbsevadeescape, either physically or mentally

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