dodging

noun
1. nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do (Freq. 1)
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his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible

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that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive

Syn: ↑evasion, ↑escape
Derivationally related forms: ↑dodge, ↑escape (for: ↑escape), ↑evade (for: ↑evasion)
Hypernyms: ↑negligence, ↑carelessness, ↑neglect, ↑nonperformance
Hyponyms:
2. a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
Syn: ↑dodge, ↑scheme
Derivationally related forms: ↑dodge (for: ↑dodge)
Hypernyms: ↑falsehood, ↑falsity, ↑untruth
3. deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
Syn: ↑avoidance, ↑turning away, ↑shunning
Derivationally related forms: ↑dodge, ↑shun (for: ↑shunning), ↑avoid (for: ↑avoidance)
Hypernyms: ↑rejection
Hyponyms: ↑aversion, ↑averting, ↑escape, ↑near thing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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