eva·sive /ɪˈvesɪv, zɪv/
e·va·sive a. 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.
adj 1: deliberately vague or ambiguous; "his answers were brief,
constrained and evasive"; "an evasive statement"
2: avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially
enemy fire; "pilots are taught to take evasive action"
3: skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each
more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline [syn: elusive]