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"evasive" in British English

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evasiveadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈveɪ.sɪv/
answeringquestions in a way that is not ​direct or ​clear, ​especially because you do not ​want to give an ​honestanswer: The Minister was her ​usual evasive ​self, ​skilfullydodgingreporters' ​questions about her ​possibleresignation. done to ​avoid something ​badhappening: By the ​time the ​pilotrealized how ​close the ​plane was to the ​building, it was too late to take evasive action. Drivers had to make ​sudden evasive ​manoeuvres.
evasively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
evasiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of evasive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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evasiveadjective

 us   /ɪˈveɪ·sɪv/
done in ​order to ​avoid something: Are you being ​deliberately evasive? The ​pilot had to take evasive ​action to ​avoid the other ​plane.
(Definition of evasive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “evasive”
in Arabic مُراوِغ…
in Korean 얼버무리는…
in Portuguese evasivo…
in Catalan evasiu…
in Japanese あいまいな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回避的, 推托的, 闪烁其辞的…
in Turkish kaçamaklı, kesin olmayan, kaçamak…
in Russian уклончивый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迴避的, 推託的, 閃爍其辭的…
in Italian evasivo…
in Polish wymijający…
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