1. [ noun ] nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
Synonyms: dodging escape

"his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible" "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"

Related terms: negligence shirking malingering circumvention escape_mechanism tax_evasion miss hedge
2. [ noun ] a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Synonyms: equivocation
Related terms: misrepresentation hedge circumlocution quibble doublespeak beat_around_the_bush
3. [ noun ] (business) the deliberate act of failing to pay money
Synonyms: nonpayment

"his evasion of all his creditors" "he was indicted for nonpayment"

Related terms: payment commerce tax_evasion
4. [ noun ] the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
Related terms: escape dodge slip maneuver elude