Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun evasion

4 senses of evasion

Sense 1
evasion, equivocation -- (a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth)
       => misrepresentation, deceit, deception -- (a misleading falsehood)

Sense 2
evasion, nonpayment -- (the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment")
       => commerce, commercialism, mercantilism -- (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sense 3
evasion, escape, dodging -- (nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive")
       => negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance -- (failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances)

Sense 4
evasion -- (the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver)
       => escape, flight -- (the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt")

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