evasively


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e·va·sive

 (ĭ-vā′sĭv)
adj.
1. Inclined or intended to evade: took evasive action.
2. Intentionally vague or ambiguous; equivocal: an evasive statement.

e·va′sive·ly adv.
e·va′sive·ness n.
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Adv.1.evasively - with evasion; in an evasive manner; "her husband seemed to know many of the people who were named, but he replied evasively when asked who they were"
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Translations
بِتَمَلُّص
kitérõen
loîiî, óljóst; meî undanbrögîum
kaçamaklı bir şekildekaçınarak

evasively

[ɪˈveɪzɪvlɪ] ADVevasivamente
"it was no problem," I said evasively-no hubo problema -dije evasivamente
he answered evasivelycontestó con evasivas
"I can't remember the exact details," she answered evasively-no recuerdo los detalles exactos -contestó evasivamente or de forma evasiva
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

evasively

[ɪˈveɪsɪvli] adv [say] → évasivement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

evasively

advausweichend
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evasively

[ɪˈveɪsɪvlɪ] advevasivamente
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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
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References in classic literature ?
certainly," I answered, evasively, "by making a curve."
He answered her in the worst possible manner; he answered evasively.
If the interposition of the State legislatures be necessary to give effect to a measure of the Union, they have only NOT TO ACT, or TO ACT EVASIVELY, and the measure is defeated.
"I have no money with me," said the Wizard, evasively.
Pendleton says it takes a woman's hand and heart to make a home, does he?" he asked evasively.
"Perhaps so," said Levin evasively; "but I don't see it.
'Why - there's awmost nobbody but has their troubles, missus.' He answered evasively, because the old woman appeared to take it for granted that he would be very happy indeed, and he had not the heart to disappoint her.
Harling don't like to have me run much,' she said evasively.
"There's no other woman I want to marry," said Godfrey, evasively.
The general attention being drawn to her, including that of the dairyman's pupil, Tess flushed, and remarking evasively that it was only a fancy, resumed her breakfast.
She was frank, poor darling, because she had nothing to conceal, assured because she knew of nothing to be on her guard against; and with no better preparation than this, she was to be plunged overnight into what people evasively called "the facts of life."
'It wasn't anything particular, dear,' said the lady evasively.