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Noun: evasion  i'vey-zhun
  1. A statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    - equivocation
  2. The deliberate act of failing to pay money
    "his evasion of all his creditors";
    - nonpayment
  3. Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible";
    - escape, dodging
  4. The act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit manoeuvre

Derived forms: evasions

Type of: carelessness, commerce, commercialism, deceit, deception, escape, flight, mercantilism, misrepresentation, neglect, negligence, nonperformance

Encyclopedia: Evasion