a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
the deliberate act of failing to pay money;
"his evasion of all his creditors"
"he was indicted for nonpayment"
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"
the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
- The senate was censured for income tax evasion.
- The senate was censured for income tax evasion .
- The fox's clever evasion of the dogs.
- Voters are tired of listening to lies and evasions.
Evasions often revealed more than direct statements.出自： E. Baker