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verb as in bounce off; turn aside

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The five deflected questions about additional dates but hinted the show could tour to other markets.

Or the quarter inch Plexiglass might have deflected the bullets.

I kept asking why he, a somewhat nerdy numbers guy, was such a media star, but Norquist deflected the questions.

Used just “to soothe would-be emancipators while he deflected their petitions.”

On other arrows fired his way, I thought he deflected them pretty effectively.

It was liable to be so deflected from its course as to kill the unsuspicious hunter, who had assumed great risk as it was.

They deflected their course somewhat from the direct path to the Red Planet, probably to avoid a meeting with any wandering ship.

He was taking the rest cure by means of a sea voyage to San Francisco and deflected his itinerary for a week's land journey.

On examination, it was found that the compass had been slightly deflected by a bit of metal that had lodged in the box.

In such cases, the course of development was at once deflected directly towards the individual family.


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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deflected, such as: swerve, avert, veer, ricochet, hook, and bend.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.