What does evasive mean?

Definitions for evasive
ɪˈveɪ sɪveva·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evasiveadjective

    deliberately vague or ambiguous

    "his answers were brief, constrained and evasive"; "an evasive statement"

  2. evasiveadjective

    avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire

    "pilots are taught to take evasive action"


  1. evasiveadjective

    Tending to avoid speaking openly or making revelations about oneself.

  2. evasiveadjective

    Directed towards avoidance or escape; evasive action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evasiveadjective

    tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice

    Etymology: [Cf. F. vasif. See Evade.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evasive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evasive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of evasive in a Sentence

  1. Yaron Kranz:

    The system detects the physiological state of the pilot while he is still in control and it can predict if he is going to lose consciousness, giving enough time to take evasive action.

  2. Margaret Hilda Thatcher:

    You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.

  3. Steven Mnuchin:

    As North Korea continues to threaten international peace and security, we are steadfast in our determination to maximize economic pressure to isolate it from outside sources of trade and revenue while exposing its evasive tactics.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    When you're faced with a stubborn and evasive opponent, you might survive, - but it can't be GAME AS USUAL.

  5. Louise Martin:

    The testimony of the athletes... are both unreliable and evasive, rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are in breach of the' no-needles' policy.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. proprietary
    • B. occlusive
    • C. aculeate
    • D. elusive

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