noun see evasive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • evasiveness — e*va siv*eness ([ e]*v[=a] s[i^]v*n[e^]s), n. Deliberate vagueness or ambiguity; failing to answer a question while trying to seem as though one is answering. Syn: equivocation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evasiveness — index privacy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • evasiveness — evasion, evasiveness Evasiveness is the quality a person has of being evasive, whereas evasion is the process or result of this quality, or an instance of it: • He has been in the trenches too long not to be a master at mixing sincerity with… …   Modern English usage

  • evasiveness — evasive ► ADJECTIVE 1) tending to avoid commitment or self revelation. 2) directed towards avoidance or escape: evasive action. DERIVATIVES evasively adverb evasiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Evasiveness — evasive e*va sive ([ e]*v[=a] s[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. [ e]vasif. See {Evade}.] Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice. [1913 Webster] Thus he, though conscious of the ethereal guest, Answered evasive of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evasiveness — See evasively. * * * …   Universalium

  • evasiveness — noun The quality of being evasive …   Wiktionary

  • evasiveness — e va·sive·ness || nɪs n. quality of being evasive, tendency to shirk or avoid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • evasiveness — eva·sive·ness …   English syllables

  • evasiveness — See: evasive …   English dictionary

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