Synonyms for evasive

Synonyms for (adjective) evasive

Synonyms: evasive

Definition: deliberately vague or ambiguous

Usage: his answers were brief, constrained and evasive; an evasive statement

Similar words: equivocal, ambiguous

Definition: open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

Usage: an equivocal statement; the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates; the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness; popularity is an equivocal crown; an equivocal response to an embarrassing question


Synonyms: evasive

Definition: avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire

Usage: pilots are taught to take evasive action

Similar words: protective

Definition: intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind

Usage: a protective covering; the use of protective masks and equipment; protective coatings; kept the drunken sailor in protective custody; animals with protective coloring; protective tariffs