evasively worded in order to avoid an unqualified statement
To avoid or dodge.
To duck is defined as to lower the head or body quickly as if to avoid a blow.
To evade something by cunning, trickery, or deceit.
To border or edge with something
To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
To parry is to answer a question with an evasive reply, or to avoid an attack by using a countermove.
To avoid or evade
To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
To refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer; hedge
Surround is defined as to enclose or circle around.
(Intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
Pussyfoot is to walk cautiously or to act in a way to avoid commitment.
To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To leap over a barrier or other obstacle.
To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
To protect the edge of, especially with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
To surround or enclose with a fence or other barrier.
(Intransitive) To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.
To make a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround
Coop is to keep in a confined space.
To track individual responses to direct mail, either (advertising) to maintain and develop mailing lists or (politics) to identify people who are not eligible to vote because they do not reside at the registered addresses.
To identify the boundaries of; demarcate.
(Sports) To block an opponent
To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
To mix (playing cards) so as to change their order, as before dealing
To use euphemisms.
Hem is defined as to fold and sew a piece of fabric to create a finished border.
To close in on; crowd around
To surround or encircle with or as with a ring
To surround or bind, as with a girdle
To surround, encircle, or enclose
To surround; encircle
To shut in all around; surround; encircle
To surround; encircle:
To hem in; surround:
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
2013 June 7, Gary Younge, “Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 18:
To face; stand or meet face to face
To meet or confront squarely or face to face
To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
Find another word for hedged. In this page you can discover 49 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hedged, like: weasel-worded, sidestepped, ducked, dodged, skirted, eluded, parried, circumvented, evaded, fudged and waffled.