evasive

Part of speech: adverb

Evasively.

Part of speech: noun

Evasiveness.

Part of speech: adjective

Tending or seeking to evade; marked by evasion.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Kate Douglas Wiggin.