- 1not willing to give clear answers to a question synonym cagey
- 2 evasive answers/comments/replies Tess was evasive about why she had not been at home that night. John, normally so honest, was now being evasive in the extreme. Idioms
to act in order to avoid danger or an unpleasant situation The pilot had to take evasive action to avoid a mid-air collision.
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adverb “I'm not sure,” she replied evasively.
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noun [uncountable] Politicians are often accused of evasiveness.