Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

British pronunciation of 


view main entry for evasive adjective  /ɪˈveɪsɪv/
British English pronunciation: evasive
Click to listen to the pronunciation of evasive

derived words




noun [uncountable]

This is the British English pronunciation of evasive.

View American English pronunciation of evasive.

Open Dictionary

patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play