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1. evasion

noun. ['ɪˈveɪʒən, iːˈveɪʒən'] the deliberate act of failing to pay money.

Synonyms

  • commercialism
  • mercantilism
  • nonpayment
  • tax evasion

Antonyms

  • improvement
  • attention
  • conscientiousness
  • attentiveness

Etymology

  • evasionem (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word evasion


1. Noun, singular or mass
Motorists who are caught using it will subsequently be prosecuted for fuel tax evasion.

Quotes containing the word evasion


1. Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

2. When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em.
- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

3. Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
- T.S. Eliot

2. evasion

noun. ['ɪˈveɪʒən, iːˈveɪʒən'] nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do.

Synonyms

  • negligence
  • dodging
  • escape
  • neglect
  • carelessness
  • goldbricking
  • shirking
  • soldiering
  • nonperformance
  • circumvention
  • slacking
  • goofing off
  • escape mechanism
  • malingering

Antonyms

  • attend to
  • pay up
  • keep track
  • attend

Etymology

  • evasionem (Latin)

3. evasion

noun. ['ɪˈveɪʒən, iːˈveɪʒən'] a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth.

Synonyms

  • deceit
  • cavil
  • hedging
  • equivocation
  • hedge
  • misrepresentation
  • indirect expression
  • quibble
  • doublespeak
  • circumlocution
  • deception

Antonyms

  • understatement
  • honesty
  • truthfulness
  • unequivocalness

Etymology

  • evasionem (Latin)

4. evasion

noun. ['ɪˈveɪʒən, iːˈveɪʒən'] the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver.

Synonyms

  • slip
  • escape
  • maneuver
  • flight
  • elusion
  • eluding
  • dodge
  • evasive action

Antonyms

  • truth
  • lend oneself
  • arrive
  • confront

Etymology

  • evasionem (Latin)
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