Definitions for ambiguousæmˈbɪg yu əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equivocal, ambiguous(adj)

    open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

    "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"; "popularity is an equivocal crown"; "an equivocal response to an embarrassing question"

  2. ambiguous(adj)

    having more than one possible meaning

    "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"

  3. ambiguous(adj)

    having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns

    "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"

Wiktionary

  1. ambiguous(Adjective)

    Open to multiple interpretations.

    The politician was criticized for his ambiguous statements and lack of precision.

  2. ambiguous(Adjective)

    Vague and unclear.

    He gave an ambiguous answer.

  3. ambiguous(Adjective)

    Of persons: hesitant; uncertain; not taking sides.

    Thomas Salusbury (1662): And forasmuch as in this same question I am ambiguous, and Simplicius is resolute....

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambiguous(adj)

    doubtful or uncertain, particularly in respect to signification; capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses; equivocal; as, an ambiguous course; an ambiguous expression


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