E*va"sive (?), a. [Cf. F. 'evasif. See Evade.]
Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.
Thus he, though conscious of the ethereal guest,
Answered evasive of the sly request.
Stammered out a few evasive phrases.
-- E*va"sive*ly , adv. -- E*va"sive*ness, n.
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