ambage


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am·bage

 (ăm′bĭj)
n. Archaic
1. often ambages Ambiguity.
2. ambages Winding ways or indirect proceedings.

[Back-formation from Middle English ambages, equivocation, from Latin ambāges : amb-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

am·ba′gious (ăm-bā′jəs) adj.

ambage

(ˈæmbɪdʒ)
n
ambiguity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambage - a style that involves indirect ways of expressing thingsambage - a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
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