What does the word evasive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Evasively.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Evasiveness.

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