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.
n : intentionally vague or ambiguous [syn: equivocation, prevarication]