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Definitions of evasion

  1. nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of eluding or getting out of the way; an artful escape; an excuse; subterfuge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of evading or eluding: an attempt to escape the force of an argument or accusation: an excuse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Act of evading; escape; subterfuge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act. Means, or result of evading; equivocation; subterfuge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The act of evading or eluding; subterfuge, shuffling, or prevarication. See Evade. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The act of avoiding or eluding; a shift; a subterfuge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. e-v[=a]-'zhun, n. act of evading or eluding: an attempt to escape the force of an argument or accusation: an excuse.--adjs. EV[=A]'SIBLE, capable of being evaded; EV[=A]'SIVE, that evades or seeks to evade: not straightforward: shuffling.--adv. EV[=A]'SIVELY.--n. EV[=A]'SIVENESS. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Act, means, of evading; shuffling excuse. So evasive a., evasively adv., evasiveness n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. Act of eluding, avoiding, or escaping from an argument, accusation, charge, interrogation, &c.; shift; subterfuge; shuffling; prevarication; equivocation. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. Excuse, subterfuge, sophistry, artifice. Complete Dictionary

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