What do it mean to be evasive?
1. tending or seeking to evade; avoiding the issue; not straightforward. 2. avoiding or seeking to avoid trouble or difficulties. to take evasive action.
She gave an evasive answer. They took evasive action to avoid capture.
Definitions of evasive action. an action aimed at evading an opponent. synonyms: maneuver, manoeuvre.
Some common synonyms of wander are meander, ramble, roam, rove, and traipse.
/ɪˈveɪ.sɪv.nəs/ the act of giving an answer that is not direct or clear, especially because you do not want to give an honest answer: People intentionally use evasiveness to avoid answering hard questions.
To be evasive is to avoid something, whether it's a touchy subject or the person who's "it" in a game of tag. If you're dodging the truth and not giving straight answers, then you're being evasive.
escape, avoid, evade, elude, shun, eschew mean to get away or keep away from something.
This may occur when the person questioned either does not know the answer and wants to avoid embarrassment, or when the person is being interrogated or questioned in debate, and wants to avoid giving a direct response.
To do something evasively is to do it in a round about, indirect, or slightly sneaky way. When a politician responds to a question evasively, she avoids a straightforward, honest answer.
I am trying to be as evasive as possible. The answers to questions like this remain very evasive, and indeed, often woolly. Even their answers to specific questions were evasive. The tanker took evasive action but it did not prevent the collision.
What is the base word of evasive?
Origin of evasive
First recorded in 1715–25; evas(ion) + -ive.
Some common synonyms of avoid are elude, escape, eschew, evade, and shun.
inactivity, inertia, passivity, stagnation, acedia, deferral, depression, doldrums, dormancy, ennui, fecklessness, idleness, indolence, inertness, lassitude, lethargy, quiescence, quietude, slothfulness, stasis.
Prevaricate means to speak or act in an evasive way.
vag·a·bond ˈva-gə-ˌbänd. Synonyms of vagabond. : a person who wanders from place to place without a fixed home : one leading a vagabond life. especially : vagrant, tramp.
11 disperse, scatter, publish, circulate, promulgate, propagate.
See definition of wanderer on Dictionary.com. nounperson who travels aimlessly.
an elusive person or animal is difficult or impossible to find or catch.
Something or someone that is elusive is difficult to find, describe, remember, or achieve.
It may stem from an unwillingness or an inability to connect with others. There are two general types. In some cases, you may develop emotional detachment as a response to a difficult or stressful situation. In other cases, it may result from an underlying psychological condition.
How do you get a guarded person to open up?
- Consistency is key.
- Practice active listening.
- Ask questions...but not too many.
- Demonstrate sharing and self-disclosure.
- Lean on nonverbals.
- Let them know you value your relationship and ask what they need to feel safe.
- Acknowledge your own desires.
- They don't like making plans. ...
- They call the shots. ...
- You do all the relationship work. ...
- They avoid the word 'relationship' ...
- You never seem to grow closer. ...
- They reflect your feelings instead of offering their own. ...
- They show up late or blow off plans.
verb (used with object), e·vad·ed, e·vad·ing. to escape from by trickery or cleverness: to evade one's pursuers. to get around by trickery: to evade rules. to avoid doing or fulfilling: to evade an obligation.
Directed towards avoidance or escape; evasive action.
- They gaslight or lie to you. ...
- They don't apologize properly. ...
- They don't understand how their behavior makes others feel. ...
- They think they are superior to others. ...
- They see themselves as a victim of their own behavior.
As soon as you notice toxic behaviors, confront the person. Call them out on any lies or inconsistencies. Tell them you don't appreciate how they behave. This shows them that you're paying attention — and you're giving them a chance to explain themselves or apologize.
Lying may be direct or indirect (“evasive”) by pretending not to know. Sanctions promote truth-telling when only direct but not evasive lying is possible.
Invasive refers to something that has a tendency to spread and take over, while evasive refers to something that has a tendency to escape, hide, or avoid pursuit.
evade (doing) something to find a way of not doing something, especially something that legally or morally you should do to evade payment of taxes She is trying to evade all responsibility for her behavior. He never sought to evade his responsibilities.
What part of speech is evasive?
EVASIVE (adjective) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary.
They found invasive cancer during a routine examination. Many people find the idea of any kind of invasive surgery unbearable.
: tending to elude: such as. : tending to evade grasp or pursuit. elusive prey. : hard to comprehend or define. : hard to isolate or identify.
noninvasive Add to list Share. Definitions of noninvasive. adjective. relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity. Antonyms: invasive.
abstain. verb. to deliberately avoid doing something that is enjoyable but that may not be healthy, safe, or morally right.
impulsive Add to list Share. If someone is impulsive, it means that they act on instinct, without thinking decisions through.
avoid. verbrefrain or stay away from; prevent. abstain. avert. bypass.
irresponsible Add to list Share. If you're irresponsible, you're careless about the consequences of your actions. You can't really rely on irresponsible people.
Unaware is simply the opposite of "aware." If you are unaware, you have no idea what's going on.
adjective. If you describe someone as evasive, you mean that they deliberately avoid giving clear direct answers to questions.
What is a word for talking quickly in foolish way?
babble. verbtalk trivially, often incessantly. blab. blubber. blurt.
Logorrhea. noun : excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness. Perhaps the expressions of the overtalker in your life are of a more noisome type.
To disregard something is to ignore it, or to deliberately pay it no attention. Sometimes the word is used to mean "neglect," implying that something important is not being taken care of.