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Unseen vs Evasive - What's the difference?

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Unseen is a related term of evasive.

As adjectives the difference between unseen and evasive

is that unseen is not seen or discovered while evasive is .

As a verb unseen

is .

As a noun unseen

is an examination involving material not previously seen or studied.



Etymology 1


(en adjective)
  • Not seen or discovered.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.}}
  • Unskilled; inexperienced.
  • Derived terms
    * sight unseen

    Etymology 2


  • What has been seen cannot be unseen .


    (en noun)
  • An examination involving material not previously seen or studied.
  • I have French and Latin unseens this summer.




    (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)