Learn English – What’s a word for avoiding a question with a generic (fake) answer



Q: Why is the sky blue?
A: Because God made it that way.

(A kid to their parent)
Q: Why do I have to clean my room?
A: Because I said so.

What is it called when someone answers a question this way? I've said "That's not an answer, that's a 'cop-out'" but that's not right.

Best Answer

I would personally call that being evasive.