- evasion, equivocation - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
--1 is a kind of misrepresentation, deceit, deception
--1 has particulars:
circumlocution, indirect expression; doublespeak; hedge, hedging; quibble, quiddity, cavil
- evasion, nonpayment - the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment"
--2 is a kind of commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
--2 has particulars: tax evasion
- evasion, escape, dodging - 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"
--3 is a kind of negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance
--3 has particulars:
escape mechanism; malingering, skulking; shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbricking; circumvention Derived form: verb evade1
- evasion - the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
--4 is a kind of escape, flight
--4 has particulars:
slip, elusion, eluding; maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action; dodge Derived form: verb evade2