Evasion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈveɪʒn|  American pronunciation of the word evasion
Brit.  |ɪˈveɪʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word evasion

noun

- a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth (syn: equivocation)
- the deliberate act of failing to pay money(syn: nonpayment)

his evasion of all his creditors

- nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do(syn: dodging, escape)

his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible

- the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

Examples

He was arrested for tax evasion.

They came up with an evasion of the law to keep all the land for themselves.

His reply was nothing but careful evasions.

He is in prison for tax evasion.

She accused him of evasion of his responsibilities.

I'm tired of his lies and evasions.

his evasion of all his creditors

his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible

The law would stiffen penalties for tax evasion.

Watson was jailed for tax evasion.

...the Mafia capo ultimately landed in the slammer on a conviction of income tax evasion...

The act was originally passed as a safeguard against tax evasion.

the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion

Word forms

noun
singular: evasion
plural: evasions
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