evasive evasive  /ɪ ˈveɪ sɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) deliberately vague or ambiguous
  2. (adj) avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire

Usage(s):

  1. McAlhany says he tried to see what was happening just in case he needed to take evasive action.
  2. The woman was pretty evasive on the phone.
  3. Estes Kefauver was used to such evasive replies and sullen reticence; they were the stock-in-trade of the nation's leading mystery men.

News

  • BNL’s Turner determined to make it back to state

    HENRYVILLE — Trey Turner took no evasive action. He didn’t bolt for the restroom or the food stand. Didn’t jump on a golf cart and ride away. The Bedford North La ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bedford Times-Mail

Quotes

  1. "Part of the reason we were in the C-17 is because part of it is armored," Clinton said. "I was moved up into the cockpit. Everyone else was told to sit on their bullet proof vests. We came in in an evasive maneuver. Those of you who have...
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: New York Daily News

  2. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said the CEO's "evasive and obstructive" responses during Thursday's congressional testimony further damaged BP's reputation.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: The Associated Press

  3. "He had to slam on his brakes and take evasive action," Arpaio said of the officer. "Luckily, the deputy was alert."
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Source: SI.com

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