HyperDic: evasive

English > 2 senses of the word evasive:
ADJECTIVEallevasivedeliberately vague or ambiguous
allevasiveavoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire
evasive > pronunciation
Soundsihvey'sihv; ihvey'zihv; iyvey'sihv; iyvey'zihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > evasive: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdeliberately vague or ambiguous.
Examples
  • "his answers were brief, constrained and evasive"
  • "an evasive statement"
Broaderequivocal, ambiguousopen to two or more interpretations
Spanishengañoso, evasivo, vago
Catalanevasiu
Nounsevasivenessintentionally vague or ambiguous
Adverbsevasivelywith evasion
Verbsevadepractice evasion
English > evasive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningavoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire.
Example"pilots are taught to take evasive action"
BroaderprotectiveIntended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
Spanishevasivo

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