evasive

Definition of evasive

e`va´sive   Pronunciation: ė`vā´sĭv
a.1.Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.
Thus he, though conscious of the ethereal guest,
Answered evasive of the sly request.
- Pope.
Stammered out a few evasive phrases.
- Macaulay.

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