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Synonym: elusiveSimilar words: pervasivepersuasivecrevassedevastatepervasioninvasiondevastatingpassiveMeaning: [ɪ'veɪsɪv]  adj. 1. deliberately vague or ambiguous 2. avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire 3. skillful at eluding capture. 
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1 Paul's being a bit evasive about this job.
2 Her manner was always very evasive; she would never look straight at me.
3 He was evasive about the circumstances of his first meeting with Stanley Dean.
4 She gave an evasive answer.
5 His evasive reply prompted me to ask another question.
6 He was evasive, to the point of secretiveness.
7 Both pilots took evasive action and a collision was avoided.
8 The pilot had to take evasive action to avoid a mid-air collision.
9 The pilot took evasive action to avoid a collision with the enemy aircraft.
10 The Minister was her usual evasive self,[] skilfully dodging reporters' questions about her possible resignation.
11 At least four high-flying warplanes had to take evasive action.
12 John, normally so honest, was now being evasive in the extreme.
13 If the bullets start coming this way, take evasive action.
14 Tessa was evasive about why she had not been at home that night.
15 All their questions were met with vague, evasive answers.
16 Courtroom observers described him as alternately charming and evasive.
17 And these narrative solutions are invariably negative or evasive.
18 She's quite vague, even evasive about it.
19 The residential workers found him evasive in the account he gave of his actions and feelings.
20 And the bird's standard evasive tactic is ill-suited to the airport.
21 But fiery activism or evasive quiescence are the poles of choice and the poles are notoriously uninhabitable.
22 Skalsky is evasive about her position, claiming her recent vote only expedited the annexation process.
23 We did try to pin him down on his plans for the swimming pool, but he remained evasive.
24 Stephen didn't want to see his sister, so he quickly took evasive action and hid under the bed.
25 By the time the pilot realised how close the plane was to the building, it was too late to take evasive action.
26 He says they picked it up on the radar and had to take evasive action.
27 Without the suit, supersonic flight was an impossibility, high-speed evasive action out of the question.
28 As a witness, courtroom observers described him as alternately charming and evasive.
29 If the Nations Air crew had been alerted, it might not have had to take evasive action.
30 All of us realised that there was nothing we could do, no evasive action we could take.
More similar words: pervasivepersuasivecrevassedevastatepervasioninvasiondevastatingpassivemassiveincisivepensiveelusivedecisiveinclusivederisiveeffusiveoffensiveexpensiveexclusivedefensiveintrusiveobtrusiveintensiveimpulsiverecessiveexcessiveexplosiveextensiveregressiveimpressive
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