[syn: avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dodge \Dodge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dodged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Dodging.] [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle,
dade, or dog, v. t.]
1. To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile;
to shift place by a sudden start. --Milton.
2. To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to
use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble.
Some dodging casuist with more craft than sincerity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or
trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his
clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the
consequences is possible but unattractive" [syn: evasion,
2: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or
trickery [syn: dodge, dodging, scheme]
3: deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from
happening [syn: avoidance, turning away, shunning,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "dodging":
bickering, boggling, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery,
clock-watching, ducking, equivocation, evasion, fencing,
goofing off, hairsplitting, hedging, logic-chopping, malingering,
nit-picking, paltering, parrying, pettifoggery, prevarication,
pussyfooting, quibbling, shifting, shirking, shuffle, shuffling,
sidestepping, skulking, slacking, soldiering, subterfuge,
suppressio veri, tax dodging, tax evasion, tergiversation,
trichoschistism, truancy, weasel words, welshing