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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishevasivee‧va‧sive /ɪˈveɪsɪv/ adjective  1 AVOIDnot willing to answer questions directlyevasive about Paul’s being a bit evasive about this job. an evasive reply2 take evasive actionevasively adverb She answered evasively.evasiveness noun [uncountable]
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evasiveWhen we asked him where his wife was, O'Hare suddenly became evasive.And these narrative solutions are invariably negative or evasive.Courtroom observers described him as alternately charming and evasive.It had been a strange conversation: Riverton was nervous, evasive.She's quite vague, even evasive about it.an evasive answerAll their questions were met with vague, evasive answers.And the bird's standard evasive tactic is ill-suited to the airport.Blood had been spilt this time despite all the evasive tactics and diplomacy.
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