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    evasion

    evasion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word evasion

    Definition
    (noun) a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    Synonyms : equivocation
    Definition
    (noun) the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    Synonyms : nonpayment
    Example Sentence
    • his evasion of all his creditors
    • he was indicted for nonpayment
    Definition
    (noun) nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    Synonyms : dodging , escape
    Example Sentence
    • his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
    • that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive
    Definition
    (noun) the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
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