Definition of prevaricative in US English:

prevaricative

adjective

  • Characterized by or tending to prevarication; untruthful; evasive.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From prevaricate or its etymon classical Latin praevāricāt-, past participial stem of praevāricārī + -ive; compare -ative.

Pronunciation

prevaricative

/prɪˈvarɪkətɪv/