II. Prospective Volition
1. Conceptional volition
[Absence of pursuit] Avoidance.
[Nouns] abstention, abstinence; forbearance; refraining; inaction [more]; neutrality.
avoidance, evasion, elusion; seclusion [more].
shirker; truant; fugitive, refugee; runaway, runagate; maroon.
[Verbs] abstain, refrain, spare, not attempt; not do [more]; maintain the even tenor of one's way.
eschew, keep from, let alone, have nothing to do with; keep aloof, keep off, stand aloof, stand off, hold aloof, hold off; take no part in, have no hand in.
avoid, shun; steer clear of, keep clear of; fight shy of; keep one's distance, keep at a respectful distance; keep out of the way, get out of the way; evade, elude, turn away from; set one's face against (oppose) [more]; deny oneself.
beat a retreat; turn tail, turn one's back; take to one's heels; runaway, run for one's life; cut and run; be off like a shot; fly, flee; fly away, flee away, run away from; take flight, take to flight; desert, elope; make off, scamper off, sneak off, shuffle off, sheer off; break away, tear oneself away, slip away, slink away, steel away, make away from, scamper away from, sneak away from, shuffle away from, sheer away from; slip cable, part company, turn one's heel; sneak out of, play truant, give one the go by, give leg bail, take French leave, slope, decamp, flit, bolt, abscond, levant, skedadle, absquatulate [U.S.], cut one's stick, walk one's chalks, show a light pair of heels, make oneself scarce; escape [more]; go away (depart) [more]; abandon [more]; reject [more].
lead one a dance, lead one a pretty dance; throw off the scent, play at hide and seek.
[Adjectives] unsought, unattempted; avoiding; neutral, shy of (unwilling) [more]; elusive, evasive; fugitive, runaway; shy, wild.
[Adjectives] lest, in order to avoid.