[ noun ] deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Skeptics may deny the more startling phenomena of dreams as things they have never personally observed , but failure to wonder at their basic mystery is outright avoidance of routine evidence .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

And yet we obviously also believe that the avoidance of the disaster depends in some obscure or at_least uncertain way on the details of how we behave .