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evasion meaning and definition

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Definition of evasion (noun)

  1. a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
  2. the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    • "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment"
    • synonyms: nonpayment
    • antonym: defrayal
  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"
    • synonyms: dodging, escape
  4. the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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