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evasive

adjective
 
 
/ɪˈveɪsɪv/
trying to avoid talking about something: He was very evasive about his past. an evasive answer Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
take evasive action to do something to avoid an accident or bad situationMoving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasive
evasively adverb evasiveness noun [U]
Translations of “evasive”
in Korean 얼버무리는…
in Arabic مُراوِغ…
in Portuguese evasivo…
in Catalan evasiu…
in Japanese あいまいな…
in Italian evasivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迴避的, 推託的, 閃爍其辭的…
in Russian уклончивый…
in Turkish kaçamaklı, kesin olmayan, kaçamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回避的, 推托的, 闪烁其辞的…
in Polish wymijający…
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