evasion

Evasion is the act of physically escaping from something, like your evasion of your ex-girlfriend at the prom — you kept dancing. Now that's fancy footwork.

Evasion also means "dodging something you are supposed to do" like your evasion of your chores by pretending to be sick. Evasion can also mean "the deliberate act of failing to pay money," like tax evasion, not paying your taxes. Though evasion comes from the Latin word evadere, "to escape," if you owe the government money, you'll surely be caught eventually.

Primary Meanings of evasion

1.
n
the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
2.
n
the deliberate act of failing to pay money
Full Definitions of evasion
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n the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

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eluding, elusion, slip
the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
evasive action, maneuver, manoeuvre
an action aimed at evading an opponent
dodge
a quick evasive movement
clinch
(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
airplane maneuver, flight maneuver
a maneuver executed by an aircraft
straight-arm
(American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
Type of:
escape, flight
the act of escaping physically

n nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

“his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible”
Synonyms:
dodging, escape
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escape mechanism
a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities
malingering, skulking
evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
goldbricking, goofing off, shirking, slacking, soldiering
the evasion of work or duty
circumvention
the act of evading by going around
Type of:
carelessness, neglect, negligence, nonperformance
failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

n a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

Synonyms:
equivocation
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circumlocution, indirect expression
an indirect way of expressing something
doublespeak
any language that pretends to communicate but actually does not
hedge, hedging
an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
cavil, quibble, quiddity
an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Type of:
deceit, deception, misrepresentation
a misleading falsehood
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n the deliberate act of failing to pay money

“his evasion of all his creditors”
Synonyms:
nonpayment
Antonyms:
defrayal, defrayment, payment
the act of paying money
Types:
tax evasion
the deliberate failure to pay taxes (usually by making a false report)
Type of:
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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