Synonyms for evasiveness

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He took care of Poseidon's sea-calves and was famous for his evasiveness.

Louise caught the hollowness, the evasiveness, of the explanation.

That the pair had some deeply-laid scheme on hand I knew from their evasiveness.

He talked freely, and all evidence of suspiciousness or evasiveness was absent.

The act of speaking in a round about way; particularly a studied indirectness or evasiveness of speech.

Parker's manner had been evasive from the first, but at this the evasiveness became a highly concentrated unconcern.

Happy is the child who is not left to draw his own conclusions from the silence and evasiveness of his parents.

She had no penchant for evasiveness, and coquetry was apart from her; she spoke words that her heart brimmed to her lips.

Laura, at bay, unready for a pronouncement, took another ditch of evasiveness.

It was a thrilling contest between obstinacy and evasiveness.

WORD ORIGIN

1725, from French évasif, from Latin evas-, past participle stem of evadere (see evasion). Related: Evasively; evasiveness.

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