from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inclined or intended to evade: took evasive action.
- adj. Intentionally vague or ambiguous; equivocal: an evasive statement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to avoid speaking openly or making revelations about oneself.
- adj. Directed towards avoidance or escape; evasive action.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Using evasion or artifice to avoid; shuffling; equivocating.
- Containing or characterized by evasion; artfully contrived for escape or elusion: as, an evasive answer; an evasive argument.
- Escaping the grasp or observation; not easily seized or comprehended; faintly or indistinctly perceived; elusive; vanishing: as, an evasive thought or idea; evasive colors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire
- adj. deliberately vague or ambiguous
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