Definition of prevarication noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable](formal)
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the act of not giving a direct answer to a question in order to hide the truth She accused him of prevarication. The report was full of lies and prevarications.