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characterized by or exhibiting evasion

deliberately ambiguous or vague

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deliberately vague or ambiguous

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avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire

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The answer was evasive. I should have liked something clearer; but Mrs.
Isabella and he had had an hour's interview, during which he tried to elicit from her some sentiment of proper horror for Heathcliff's advances: but he could make nothing of her evasive replies, and was obliged to close the examination unsatisfactorily; adding, however, a solemn warning, that if she were so insane as to encourage that worthless suitor, it would dissolve all bonds of relationship between herself and him.
“It will be well for me if I have no worse,” said the youth, dashing ahead with his horse, and putting an end to the evasive dialogue.
There seemed little dependence to be placed upon the promises of a loose adventurer of the kind, who was at the very time playing an evasive game with his former employers; who had already received two-thirds of his year's pay, and his rifle on his shoulder, his family and worldly fortunes at his heels, and the wild woods before him.
It was a dark-browed man who put the question; he had an evasive eye, which in the course of a dozen years had looked no mortal directly in the face.
The hasty entrance into the room, the nervous assumption of playfulness in language and manner, the evasive and wandering eyes, were all referable to the same cause.
It is understood the car driver was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision with the van, which resulted in their vehicle leaving the road.
New AI-based breach mitigation automatically detects and remediates zero day threats and evasive malware.
Two airplanes departing O'Hare International Airport came dangerously close to each other just after liftoff Friday afternoon, with both crews quickly taking evasive action, according to aviation officials.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 11 (ANI): As initial trends showed Congress leading in Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, Jyotiraditya Scindia said the party will work for the development of the state if they win, even as he remained evasive on the question of chief ministership.
The vehicle had to take evasive action after a car being driven by an elderly male failed to stop at a junction.
ED, which filed its response to the anticipatory bail plea of Chidambaram, said that he has remained evasive and was not cooperating in the probe and therefore grant of anticipatory bail at this stage would be highly detrimental to the investigation.
Paisley Sheriff Court heard Kerr, 22, was placed in the back of the patrol car travelling TURN TO PAGE 5 FROM PAGE 1 along Blackstoun Oval when she kicked out at the driver, causing him to take evasive action to avoid a crash.
Not only is the department evasive but the staff is also arrogant.
Following the latest exchange of correspondence with the social media giant, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman, Damian Collins, accused the firm of displaying "a pattern of evasive behaviour".