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DODGING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dodging mean? 

DODGING (noun)
  The noun DODGING has 3 senses:

1. nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
2. a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
3. deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

  Familiarity information: DODGING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DODGING (noun)


Sense 1dodging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dodging; evasion; escape

Context examples:

his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible / that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive

Hypernyms ("dodging" is a kind of...):

carelessness; neglect; negligence; nonperformance (failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dodging"):

escape mechanism (a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities)

malingering; skulking (evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated)

goldbricking; goofing off; shirking; slacking; soldiering (the evasion of work or duty)

circumvention (the act of evading by going around)


Sense 2dodging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dodging; scheme; dodge

Hypernyms ("dodging" is a kind of...):

falsehood; falsity; untruth (a false statement)


Sense 3dodging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

avoidance; shunning; turning away; dodging

Hypernyms ("dodging" is a kind of...):

rejection (the act of rejecting something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dodging"):

aversion; averting (the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away)

escape (an avoidance of danger or difficulty)

near thing (something that barely avoids failure or disaster)


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