Avoidance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈvɔɪdəns|  American pronunciation of the word avoidance
Brit.  |əˈvɔɪd(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word avoidance

noun

- deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening (syn: dodging, shunning)

Examples

a writer known for avoidance of sentimentality

He preaches the public avoidance of the word.

the avoidance of issues such as domestic violence

a tax avoidance scheme (=legal way of not paying tax)

...reflecting the Quaker avoidance of personal vanity, the graveyard is not marked by so much as a single headstone...

a cagey avoidance of a definite answer

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