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Meaning & Definition of Evasion in English

English

Evasion

/ɪveʒən/

noun

1. A statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

    synonym:
  • evasion
  • ,
  • equivocation

2. The deliberate act of failing to pay money

  • "His evasion of all his creditors"
  • "He was indicted for nonpayment"
    synonym:
  • evasion
  • ,
  • 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"
  • "That escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
    synonym:
  • evasion
  • ,
  • escape
  • ,
  • dodging

4. The act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

    synonym:
  • evasion

Examples of using

He was arrested on charges of tax evasion.