Synonyms and related words:
avoidance, avoiding reaction, circumvention, defense mechanism, dodge, duck, elusion, elusiveness, equivocation, escape, eschewal, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, getting around, jink, neutrality, nonintervention, noninvolvement, prevention, refraining, runaround, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, the runaround, zigzag

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