e·va·sion n. The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
Thou . . . by evasions thy crime uncoverest more. --Milton.
Syn: -- Shift; subterfuge; shuffling; prevarication; equivocation.
n 1: a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly
avoids an unpleasant truth [syn: equivocation]
2: the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of
all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment" [syn:
nonpayment] [ant: payment]
3: 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" [syn: escape,
4: the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent
or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit