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Synonyms of 'evasion'

(noun) 
Definition
the act of evading something, esp. a duty or responsibility, by cunning or illegal means
an evasion of responsibility
Synonyms
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escape
his narrow escape from bankruptcy
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dodging
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shirking
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cop-out (slang)
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elusion
(noun) 
Definition
cunning or deception used to dodge a question, duty, etc.
They face accusations from the Opposition Party of evasion and cover-up.
Synonyms
deception
You've been the victim of a rather cruel deception.
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shuffling
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fudging
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ruse
This was a ruse to divide them.
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artifice
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
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trickery
They will resort to trickery in order to impress their clients.
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subterfuge
Most people can see right through that type of subterfuge.
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equivocation
Why don't you just say what you think without equivocation?
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prevarication
After months of prevarication, a decision has been made.
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evasiveness
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obliqueness
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sophism

Additional synonyms

in the sense of artifice
Definition
a clever trick
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
in the sense of equivocation
Why don't you just say what you think without equivocation?
Synonyms
hedging,
waffle (informal, British),
shuffling,
weasel words (informal, US),
double talk,
tergiversation,
doubtfulness
in the sense of escape
Definition
a way of avoiding something difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant
his narrow escape from bankruptcy
Synonyms

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