eva·sive /i-'vā-siv, -ziv/ adj: tending or intending to evade◇ Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(a)(3), an evasive or incomplete answer to an interrogatory or to a question at a deposition is treated as a failure to answer and may be subject to an opponent's motion to compel an answer.eva·sive·ly adveva·sive·ness n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
ambiguus, ambivalent, artful, avoiding, beguiling clandestine, concealed, covert, covinous, crafty, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, eluding, elusive, elusory, equivocating, feigned, fictitious, Active, furtive, guileful, hedging, hypocritical, in disguise, misleading, misrepresentative, mysterious, perfidious, pretended, scheming, secluded, secretive, seeking to avoid, seeking to elude, seeking to evade, shifty, sleightful, slippery, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, tending to evade, tricky, truthless, untruthful, unveracious, unwilling, using evasion, vague
associated concepts: evasive argument, evasive contempt, evasive pleading, evasive witness
allusive, clandestine, disingenuous, elusive, furtive, indefinite, machiavellian, noncommittal, reluctant, sly, stealthy, surreptitious, unresponsive, vague
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Elusive; trying to escape or avoid.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.