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Evasive vs Careful - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between evasive and careful

is that evasive is tending to avoid speaking openly or making revelations about oneself while careful is full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.

evasive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Tending to avoid speaking openly or making revelations about oneself.
  • Directed towards avoidance or escape; evasive action .
  • Synonyms

    * elusive, slippery, shifty, cagey, elusory, sly, noncommital * unclear, vague, equivocal, ambiguous * tricky, deceitful, devious

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l)

    careful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * carefull (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.
  • *, Bk.V:
  • *:‘Alas,’ sayde Sir Cadore, ‘now carefull is myne herte that now lyeth dede my cosyn that I beste loved.’
  • (obsolete) Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.
  • *1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.1:
  • *:Where through long watch, and late daies weary toile, / She soundly slept, and carefull thoughts did quite assoile.
  • Having care (for); attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.
  • :He was a slow and careful driver.
  • Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.
  • :They made a careful search of the crime scene.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Antonyms

    * careless

    Derived terms

    * carefully