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1(not direct, equivocal)(reply) evasivowhen pressed for details, they became evasive — cuando les exigieron detalles, empezaron a contestar con evasivas
- The same evasive response comes from the authorities nearer the ground.
- After a few months of evasive answers, they had all but given up.
- Stephane appears genuinely interested in her music, although he is evasive and vague.
- If this seems frustratingly elusive or evasive, remember the truth is always relative
- Suzie takes the opportunity to ask him just what he is and in spite of his slippery, evasive answer, she does tell him to leave.
- The most simple of questions elicited a long, complex and essentially evasive response in many, many instances.
- At Westminster, a series of written questions has produced singularly evasive answers.
- Not in the mood to be evasive or cryptic, she turned back to him, eyes glowing in the sun.
- If this week's world appears frustratingly elusive or evasive, you're not wrong.
- If the employer omits to reply, or is evasive or equivocal, the tribunal is entitled to make any inference it considers just and equitable.
- My evasive answer didn't seem to satisfy him and he kept his grip on my arm.
- The responses were less than evasive and way more engaging, to say the least.
- Why will nobody answer her phone calls, and what has the evasive photographer Bruno got to hide?
- Regulations that limit choice or impose costs on people invite evasive responses as much as compliant ones, sometimes more so.
- He was boring, which is fine, but more seriously, he didn't know what he was talking about and he gave evasive answers.
- Failure to answer, or providing evasive answers will count against the employer in a tribunal.
- Too many of Bermuda's journalists are poodles, too polite and deferential to get a straight answer from an evasive MP.
- When he brief the Subcommittee, his answers were both evasive and derisive.
- He is evasive and answers the most simple questions with long winded often irrelevant explanations.
- Yes, I'm wondering how he plans to win the public's trust when he is so evasive in answering questions.
2(avoiding)to take evasive action — realizar
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