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Adjectives (3)

adj. avoiding the issue; not straightforward: "an evasive statement"
adj. deliberately vague or ambiguous; "his answers were brief, constrained and evasive"; "an evasive statement"
adj. avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire; "pilots are taught to take evasive action"

Fuzzynyms (7)

oracular, enigmatic
adj. resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile"
adj. skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline
understood, tacit, silent
adj. implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
adj. poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise; "unintelligible speech"

Synonyms (35)

adj. characterized by indirect references; "allusive speech is characterized by allusions"
adj. roundabout or ambiguous; "attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"; "a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"
roundabout, circuitous
adj. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
adj. not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"
rambling, excursive, discursive, digressive
adj. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
adj. derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps; "a thirdhand report"
mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed
adj. hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy; "a mealymouthed politician"
doubtful, questionable
adj. subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
forked, double
adj. having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue"
adj. not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
adj. (used of e.g. coatings) protecting against accumulation of barnacles etc on underwater surfaces; "antifouling paint"; "antifouling chemicals"
prophylactic, cautionary
adj. warding off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
conserving, preserving
adj. saving from harm or loss; "serves a conserving function"
antifertility, prophylactic, contraceptive
adj. capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications"
adj. "provided covering fire for the platoon that was moving up"
safekeeping, custodial
adj. providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding; "daycare that is educational and not just custodial"; "a guardian angel"; "tutelary gods"
tutelar, tutelary, custodial
adj. providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding; "daycare that is educational and not just custodial"; "a guardian angel"; "tutelary gods"
adj. overly protective; "overprotective parents"
adj. tending or having the power to preserve; "timbers should be treated with a preservative substance"
adj. (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports
adj. providing or ensuring safety

Antonyms (3)

adj. lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite"
adj. close enough to go straight to the target; "point-blank range"; "a point-blank shot"
adj. open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"


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