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am·big·u·ous

 (ăm-bĭg′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Open to more than one interpretation: an ambiguous reply.
2. Doubtful or uncertain: "The theatrical status of her frequently derided but constantly revived plays remained ambiguous" (Frank Rich).

[From Latin ambiguus, uncertain, from ambigere, to go about : amb-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

am·big′u·ous·ly adv.
am·big′u·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: ambiguous, equivocal, vague
These adjectives mean lacking clarity, especially by being open to a variety of interpretations. Ambiguous indicates the presence of two or more possible meanings: "It was impossible to tell from his ambiguous expression whether he knew what was happening" (Paul Theroux).
Something equivocal is unclear or misleading: "The polling had a complex and equivocal message for potential female candidates" (David S. Broder).
What is vague is expressed in indefinite form or reflects imprecision of thought: "Vague ... forms of speech ... have so long passed for mysteries of science" (John Locke).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ambiguously - in an ambiguous manner; "this letter is worded ambiguously"
unambiguously, unequivocally - in an unambiguous manner; "she stated her intentions unequivocally"
Translations
بِصُورَة غَامِضَه
dvojznačně
kétértelmûen
á tvíræîan hátt
dvojzmyselne
anlamı belirsiz bir şekilde

ambiguously

[æmˈbɪgjʊəslɪ] ADVambiguamente, de forma ambigua

ambiguously

[æmˈbɪgjuəsli] adv [say, define] → de façon ambiguë
ambiguously worded → exprimé(e) en termes ambigus

ambiguously

advzweideutig; ambiguously wordedzweideutig formuliert

ambiguously

[æmˈbɪgjʊəslɪ] advambiguamente

ambiguous

(ӕmˈbigjuəs) adjective
having more than one possible meaning. After the cat caught the mouse, it died is an ambiguous statement (ie it is not clear whether it = the cat or = the mouse).
amˈbiguously adverb
ˌambiˈguity (-ˈgjuː-) noun
References in classic literature ?
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