evasiveness evasiveness

Definition(s):

  • (n) intentionally vague or ambiguous

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Concluding from Eden's evasiveness that British troops were indeed going into action, Gaitskell took the floor.
  2. The management of the Company has not tolerated in the past evasiveness in regard to laws affecting the Company.
  3. Given Abramovich's wealth and influence not to mention his evasiveness about his plans one can't help wondering what strings he'll be pulling in years to come.

News

  • Bonds' obstruction conviction upheld

    A federal appeals court has upheld an obstruction of justice conviction against Barry Bonds, according to court documents released Friday. The court ruled that the evasiveness of the testimony the former baseball star gave to a grand jury investigating sales of performance-enhancing drugs was sufficient to convict him.
    on September 14, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "I think the evasiveness of your answers only served to increase the frustration -- not decrease the frustration -- [of] not just of members of Congress, but that of the American people," said Rep. Bart Stupak at the end of the House Energy and...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: CNN

  2. "Such evasiveness is not politic; it is troubling at a time when news reports suggest that the Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan and that President Bush may be contemplating military action against Iran," Byrd said.
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Robert Byrd Source: AirForceTimes.com

  3. "Elena Kagan's evasiveness on matters regarding the commerce clause's application to the new federal health-care law, her record in diminishing Second Amendment rights, and her political activism in the Clinton White House convince me that a Justice...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Marco Rubio Source: Sunshine State News

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