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Evasive vs Circumspect - What's the difference?

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Evasive is a related term of circumspect.


As adjectives the difference between evasive and circumspect

is that evasive is while circumspect is carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent.

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)

    circumspect

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent.
  • Being aware of the danger of upsetting her audience, she was somewhat circumspect in her comments.

    Synonyms

    * (carefully aware of all circumstances) cautious, chary, prudent, thoughtful, vigilant, wary

    Derived terms

    * circumspectly * circumspective