avoidance (part of speech: noun)
avoiding (part of speech: verb)
- He had no answer for me but a shrewd shirking glance that flattered my sense of acumen, and adding, pleasantly, " So many of your Arizona citizens have forsaken silver for gold just now," I wrote my name in the hotel book, while he looked to remind himself what it was. - "Red Men and White", Owen Wister.
- 235. It is rather surprising that there should be so much shirking of chapel, when the very moderate amount of attendance required is considered. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.
- She had not deemed him heartless, but she had regretted that deliberate shirking of his grief. - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.