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e·va·sion

 (ĭ-vā′zhən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of evading.
2. A means of evading; a subterfuge.

[Middle English evasioun, from Old French evasion, from Late Latin ēvāsiō, ēvāsiōn-, from Latin ēvāsus, past participle of ēvādere, to evade; see evade.]

evasion

(ɪˈveɪʒən)
n
1. the act of evading or escaping, esp from a distasteful duty, responsibility, etc, by trickery, cunning, or illegal means: tax evasion.
2. trickery, cunning, or deception used to dodge a question, duty, etc; means of evading
[C15: from Late Latin ēvāsiō, from Latin ēvādere to go forth; see evade]

e•va•sion

(ɪˈveɪ ʒən)

n.
1. an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something: evasion of one's duty; tax evasion.
2. the avoiding of an accusation, question, or the like, as by a subterfuge.
3. a means of evading; subterfuge.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ēvāsiō=ēvād(ere) to go out (see evade) + -tiō -tion]
e•va′sion•al, adj.

evasion

The process whereby individuals who are isolated in hostile or unfriendly territory avoid capture with the goal of successfully returning to areas under friendly control. See also evasion and recovery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truthevasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
indirect expression, circumlocution - an indirect way of expressing something
doublespeak - any language that pretends to communicate but actually does not
hedging, hedge - an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
cavil, quibble, quiddity - an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
2.evasion - the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment"
tax evasion - the deliberate failure to pay taxes (usually by making a false report)
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
3.evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
escape mechanism - a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities
malingering, skulking - evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated; "they developed a test to detect malingering"
goldbricking, goofing off, shirking, slacking, soldiering - the evasion of work or duty
circumvention - the act of evading by going around
4.evasion - the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
escape, flight - the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
eluding, elusion, slip - the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
evasive action, maneuver, manoeuvre - an action aimed at evading an opponent
dodge - a quick evasive movement

evasion

noun
1. avoidance, escape, dodging, shirking, cop-out (slang), circumvention, elusion an evasion of responsibility
2. deception, shuffling, cunning, fudging, pretext, ruse, artifice, trickery, subterfuge, equivocation, prevarication, sophistry, evasiveness, obliqueness, sophism They face accusations from the Opposition Party of evasion and cover-up.

evasion

noun
The act, an instance, or a means of avoiding:
Translations
تَهَرُّب، تَمَلُّص
unddragelseundvigelse
undandráttur
kaçınma

evasion

[ɪˈveɪʒən] Nevasión f; (= evasive answer etc) → evasiva f
see also tax C

evasion

[ɪˈveɪʒən] n
[duty, responsibility] → dérobade f
an evasion of responsibility → une dérobade
(= refusal to tell the truth) → faux-fuyant m

evasion

n
(of question etc)Ausweichen nt (→ of vor +dat)
(= evasive answer etc)Ausflucht f

evasion

[ɪˈveɪʒn] nevasione f

evade

(iˈveid) verb
to escape or avoid by eg trickery or skill.
eˈvasion (-ʒən) noun
eˈvasive (-siv) adjective
1. having the purpose of evading.
2. not frank and direct. He gave evasive answers.
eˈvasively adverb
eˈvasiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
The relative situation of these States; the number of rivers with which they are intersected, and of bays that wash there shores; the facility of communication in every direction; the affinity of language and manners; the familiar habits of intercourse; -- all these are circumstances that would conspire to render an illicit trade between them a matter of little difficulty, and would insure frequent evasions of the commercial regulations of each other.
I scorn your shifty evasions, and I scorn you,' said the schoolmaster.
Meg made many moral rules, and tried to keep them, but what mother was ever proof against the winning wiles, the ingenious evasions, or the tranquil audacity of the miniature men and women who so early show themselves accomplished Artful Dodgers?
The life that went on in them seemed to me made up of evasions and negations; shifts to save cooking, to save washing and cleaning, devices to propitiate the tongue of gossip.
Sometimes Miss M'Glashan made a freezing sojourn in the parlour; and then the task seemed unaccountably more difficult; but to Esther, who was all eyes and ears, her face alight with interest, his stream of language flowed without break or stumble, and his mind was ever fertile in ingenious evasions and -
The natives, adopting a system of denials and evasions, refused to take them to the unlucky place.
monsieur," replied Cropole, ashamed of the sudden inferiority which the unknown reflected upon him by this noble and disinterested confidence, as well as by the unalterable patience opposed to so many suspicions and evasions.
Evasion was the only escape your present life had left her, from telling a downright falsehood.
I have been shutting myself up and resting," said Will, feeling himself a sneak, but seeing no alternative to this evasion.
A moment later he turned about and with a smile said: "I beg your pardon; I had no thought of evasion.
For them a wall is not an evasion, as for us people who think and consequently do nothing; it is not an excuse for turning aside, an excuse for which we are always very glad, though we scarcely believe in it ourselves, as a rule.
He feebly availed himself of the commonplace trick of evasion which he had read of in novels, and seen in action on the stage.