Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being evasive.
- n. The quality of being evasive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Deliberate vagueness or ambiguity; failing to answer a question while trying to seem as though one is answering.
- n. intentionally vague or ambiguous
“McCain isn't and never was George W. Bush, and Obama with all his equivocation and evasiveness is no John McCain.”
“In case of a normal life plan, one of causes of the evasiveness is the medical exam that people need to clear before qualifying for any life insurance.”
“What he boasts of in response to Mangen is precisely the "evasiveness" I was talking about.”
“This sceptical dogma of "evasiveness" is generally found in alliance with some vague modern "religion" whose chief object is to strip the world of the dignity of its real tragedy and endow it with the indignity of some pretended assurance.”
“And no vague talk about the "evasiveness" and "over-brimmingness" of life can alter one jot or tittle of its eternal outlines.”
“Despite Elena Kagan's impressive "evasiveness," observers have noted a loose and shifting commitment to the principle of free speech.”
“evasiveness" of life are persons in whose own flesh the wedge-like granite of fate has lodged itself with crushing finality.”
“I get more than a little tired of Hunter’s definition of "evasiveness" or "prevarication".”
“Incidentally, Lebanon, in turn, is in the sphere of embarrassment, with the policy of evasiveness that it adopts with regard to the Syrian issue at the Security Council.”
“Mr. zu Guttenberg has styled himself as a straight-talking man of principles and integrity in political class known more for pragmatism and rhetorical evasiveness.”
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