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  Definition of evasion
  1. the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
  2. 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"
  3. the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment"
  4. a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Similar Words: escape, dodging, nonpayment, equivocation

 

Hyponyms: slip, elusion, eluding, maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action, dodge, escape mechanism, malingering, skulking, shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbricking, circumvention, tax evasion, circumlocution, indirect expression, doublespeak, hedge, hedging, quibble, quiddity, cavil

 

Derivational Morphology: elude, evade, bilk, hedge, fudge, put off, circumvent, parry, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, escape, get away, get off, get by, get out, miss, beat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate, palter

 

 
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