Definitions for ambiguousæmˈbɪg yu əs

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  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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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