evasive

e*va"sive

(*v"sv), a. [Cf. F. vasif. See Evade.] Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.
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Thus he, though conscious of the ethereal guest,
Answered evasive of the sly request.
Pope.
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Stammered out a few evasive phrases.
Macaulay.

-- E*va"sive*ly , adv. -- E*va"sive*ness, n.
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