ambiguous definition

  • adjective:
    • available to multiple explanation: an ambiguous reply.
    • Doubtful or uncertain: "The theatrical status of the woman regularly derided but continuously revived performs remained uncertain” ( Frank Rich).
    • Open to multiple interpretations.
    • Vague and uncertain.
    • Of people: reluctant; uncertain; perhaps not taking sides.
    • Doubtful or uncertain, especially in value to signification; with the capacity of being grasped in either of several possible sensory faculties; equivocal
    • available to a couple of interpretations; or of uncertain nature or importance; or (often) designed to mislead
    • having no intrinsic or objective meaning; maybe not organized in traditional patterns
    • having more than one feasible definition
  • others:
    • Of skeptical or unsure nature; desiring clearness or definiteness; hard to understand or distinguish; indistinct; obscure.
    • Of skeptical purport; ready to accept various interpretations; having a double meaning; equivocal.
    • Wavering; undecided; hesitating: as, “ambiguous throughout their particular doings,” Milton, Eikono-klastes (1649), p. 239.
    • utilizing obscure or equivocal language.
    • Synonyms Equivocal, an such like. (see obscure), indeterminate, indefinite, indistinct, not yet determined, maybe not simple, amphibolous, dubious, obscure, enigmatical, dark, blind.

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