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evasive

adjective uk   us   /ɪˈveɪ.sɪv/
answering questions in a way that is not direct or clear, especially because you do not want to give an honest answer: The Minister was her usual evasive self, skilfully dodging reporters' questions about her possible resignation. done to avoid something bad happening: By the time the pilot realized 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/
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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