Etymology
Advertisement

evasive (adj.)

1725 of persons; 1744 of actions, etc., from French évasif, from Latin evas-, past participle stem of evadere "to get away, escape" (see evasion). Related: Evasively; evasiveness. Evasive action is from 1940, originally in military aviation.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of evasive

evasive (adj.)
deliberately vague or ambiguous;
his answers were brief, constrained and evasive
an evasive statement
evasive (adj.)
avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire;
pilots are taught to take evasive action
From wordnet.princeton.edu