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evasion Explained

evasion at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ı'veıʒən]

evasion at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1425, from L.L. evasionem (nom. evasio), from stem of L. evadere "to escape" (see evade). Evasive (in reference to actions, utterances) is from 1744. ///

evasion at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1400-1500; Language: French; Origin: evasion, from Latin evasio, from evadere; EVADE]//
1 [U] when you deliberately avoid doing something that you should do, or paying an amount of money that you should pay: evade// --He is in prison for tax evasion .// evasion of// --She accused him of evasion of his responsibilities.//
2 [U and C] when you deliberately avoid talking about something or answering a question: evade// --I'm tired of his lies and evasions.//

évasion at French => English Of Explained:

evasion

evasión at Spanish => English Of Explained:

escapade, evasion

evasion at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

142 Moby Thesaurus words for "evasion":
abstention, airtight secrecy, anythingarianism, artifice,
avoidance, avoiding reaction, bickering, boggling, break, breakout,
buck-passing, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery,
circumvention, close secrecy, closeness, concealment, cop-out,
cringe, crypticness, cunning, deceit, deception, defense mechanism,
deliverance, delivery, discreetness, discretion, dodge, dodging,
double-talk, duck, elusion, elusiveness, emergence, equivocating,
equivocation, escape, escapism, eschewal, evasive action,
evasiveness, excuse, extrication, fallback, fence-sitting, fencing,
flight, flinch, foiling, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment,
freeing, frustration, fudging, getaway, getting around,
getting round, haggling, hairsplitting, hedging, hiddenness,
hugger-mugger, hugger-muggery, impartiality, independence,
issuance, issue, jailbreak, jink, leak, leakage, liberation,
logic-chopping, lying, mugwumpery, mugwumpism, neutralism,
neutrality, nit-picking, nonalignment, noncommitment,
nonintervention, noninvolvement, nonpartisanism, nothingarianism,
outguessing, outlet, outmaneuvering, outwitting, paltering,
parrying, passing the buck, pettifoggery, prevarication,
prevention, prisonbreak, pullback, pullout, pussyfooting,
quibbling, recoil, refraining, release, rescue, retreat, riddance,
runaround, secrecy, secretiveness, secretness, setting-free,
shifting, shirking, shuffle, shuffling, shunning, shunting off,
shy, sidestep, sidestepping, sidetracking, slip, sophistry,
strict neutrality, subterfuge, suppressio veri, tergiversation,
the dark, the runaround, the slip, thwarting, trichoschistism,
trickery, uncommunicativeness, vent, weasel words, wince, zigzag

evasion at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Concealment): concealment, hiding, occultation, mystification, screen, disguise, masquerade, hiding place, stealth, stealthiness, sneakiness, slyness, cunning, seclusion, privacy, secrecy, reticence, reserve, evasion.

[N] (Falsehood): falsehood, falseness, falsity, falsification, deception, untruth, guile, lying, guile, misrepresentation, mendacity, perjury, forgery, invention, fabrication, distortion, evasion, fraud.

[N] (Avoidance): abstention, abstinence, refraining, inaction, neutrality, avoidance, evasion, flight, escape, retreat, recoil.

[N] (Escape): escape, elopement, flight, evasion, avoidance, retreat, close call, impunity, loophole, opening, reprieve, deliverance, liberation.

[N] (Nonobservance): nonobservance, evasion, failure, omission, neglect, infraction, violation, transgression, piracy, retraction, repudiation, forfeiture, disobedience, bad faith.

[N] (Dereliction of Duty): dereliction of duty, fault, guilt, sin, vice, non-observance, non-performance, neglect, infraction, violation, transgression, failure, evasion.

evasion at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [C, U]
1 the act of avoiding sb or of avoiding sth that you are supposed to do:
His behaviour was an evasion of his responsibilities as a father. * She's been charged with tax evasion.
2 a statement that sb makes that avoids dealing with sth or talking about sth honestly and directly:
His speech was full of evasions and half-truths.
see also EVADE

evasion at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [C, U]
1 the act of avoiding sb or of avoiding sth that you are supposed to do:
His behaviour was an evasion of his responsibilities as a father. * She's been charged with tax evasion.
2 a statement that sb makes that avoids dealing with sth or talking about sth honestly and directly:
His speech was full of evasions and half-truths.
see also EVADE

EVASION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

EVASION. A subtle device to set aside the truth, or escape the punishment of
the law; as if a man should tempt another to strike him first, in order that
he might have an opportunity of returning the blow with impunity. He is
nevertheless punishable, because he becomes himself the aggressor in such a
case. Wishard, 1 H. P. C. 81 Hawk. P. C. c. 31, Sec. 24, 25; Bac. Ab.
Fraud, A.
2. An escape from custody.

Evasion at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Evasion \E*va"sion\, n. [L. evasio: cf. F. ['e]vasion. See
{Evade}.]
The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of
an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful
means of eluding.

Thou . . . by evasions thy crime uncoverest more.
--Milton.

Syn: Shift; subterfuge; shuffling; prevarication;
equivocation.

evasion at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

evasion
n 1: a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly
avoids an unpleasant truth [syn: {equivocation}]
2: the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of
all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment" [syn:
{nonpayment}] [ant: {payment}]
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" [syn: {escape},
{dodging}]
4: the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent
or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit
maneuver

evasion at English (WD) Of Explained:

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English

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » eɪʒən

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » LL. evasionem (accusative of evasio).

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.

    Synonyms

    * equivocation
    • prevarication
    • shift
    • subterfuge
    • shuffling

      Derived terms

      * tax evasion

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » the act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|избягване|n|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|извъртане|n|sc=Cyrl
    • Finnish: välttely
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|evasione|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|уклонение|n|tr=uklonénie


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|seachnadh|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|evasión|f
  • Vietnamese: sự lảng tránh

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    _
    Translation: cs » evasion
    Translation: et » evasion
    Translation: el » evasion
    Translation: es » evasion
    Translation: fa » evasion
    Translation: fr » evasion
    Translation: ko » evasion
    Translation: io » evasion
    Translation: it » evasion
    Translation: kn » evasion
    Translation: sw » evasion
    Translation: mg » evasion
    Translation: pl » evasion
    Translation: fi » evasion
    Translation: ta » evasion
    Translation: te » evasion
    Translation: vi » evasion

    évasion at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==French==

    Etymology

    From ecclesiastical Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » evasio|evasio, -onis, from Inter: term » evadere.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /evazjɔ̃/|lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=evasion
  • escape
    1. escapism

      Derived terms

      * évasion fiscale

      Anagrams

      * avoines


    Translation: et » évasion
    Translation: el » évasion
    Translation: es » évasion
    Translation: fr » évasion
    Translation: ko » évasion
    Translation: io » évasion
    Translation: fi » évasion
    Translation: sv » évasion
    Translation: vi » évasion