What does the word evasive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Evasively.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Evasiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Tending or seeking to evade; marked by evasion.

Usage examples for evasive

  1. She asked the vicar what he thought, and through much delicate language, evasive and cautious, it did finally appear that he was for the boots. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. So there are no roundabout questions for you to ask or evasive answers for you to hear. – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  3. Her glance was freighted with a kind of evasive, half- embarrassed affection; shy, unobtrusive, respectful it was, but altogether friendly and helpful. – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin