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E*va"sive (?), a. [Cf. F. 'evasif. See Evade.]

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.

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


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