|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|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|
|Related terms:||misrepresentation hedge circumlocution quibble doublespeak beat_around_the_bush|
|3.||[ noun ] (business) the deliberate act of failing to pay money|
"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|