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Definition of "equivocal" []

  • Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous. See Synonyms at ambiguous. (adjective)
  • Of uncertain significance. (adjective)
  • Of a doubtful or uncertain nature. (adjective)
  • Capable of varying interpretations; ambiguous (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Deliberately misleading or vague; evasive (adjective)
  • Of doubtful character or sincerity; dubious (adjective)

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Use "equivocal" in a sentence
  • "It seems like modern games require certain equivocal traits in order to be considered "good"."
  • "Men lifted an eyebrow and called it "equivocal" -- to use the phrase of"
  • "Accordingly, they sometimes put down their thoughts in bits, in short, equivocal, and paradoxical sentences which appear to mean much more than they say (a splendid example of this kind of writing is furnished by Schelling’s treatises on"