equivocally


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e·quiv·o·cal

 (ĭ-kwĭv′ə-kəl)
adj.
1. Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to conceal the truth. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
2. Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain: Evidence of the drug's effectiveness has been equivocal.

[From Late Latin aequivocus : Latin aequi-, equi- + Latin vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

e·quiv′o·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), e·quiv′o·cal·ness n.
e·quiv′o·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.equivocally - in an ambiguous manner; "this letter is worded ambiguously"
Translations

equivocally

[ɪˈkwɪvəklɪ] ADVde manera equívoca or ambigua

equivocally

adv
(= ambiguously)zweideutig
(= unclearly)unklar

equivocally

[ɪˈkwɪvəklɪ] advin modo equivoco
References in classic literature ?
Things are said to be named 'equivocally' when, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each.
But no language is so copious as to supply words and phrases for every complex idea, or so correct as not to include many equivocally denoting different ideas.
Other participants equivocally lent support to the rights of the Palestinians, and said that Pakistani people had always stood for Palestine irrespective of their ideological and political affiliations.
On the occasions that Buhari had travelled in the past, who could vouchsafe what would happen or say equivocally when he would return?
President Truman lauded him as "a very great judge." The New York Times observed that he had served with "courage, integrity and intelligence." Even his hometown adversary, the News and Courier, complimented him, albeit equivocally, writing that but for his "crusading on the Negro question," Waring had made "an excellent record on the bench."
After hearing her argue that she is not mad, he answers equivocally that if she weren't insane, she would not be there.
On March 19 last year, the NPSC issued a press statement equivocally confirming that payment of special salaries [Job group "J] for graduate constables is legally protected and provided for, in the service policy guidelines.
(5,7) Less equivocally, DCP1 motivated Bill and Melinda Gates to invest in global health through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
But then again, President Ma's "one China with respective interpretations" policy, which equivocally recognizes both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China, fails to define the unalienable connections between them.
The Case for Trump offers, less equivocally, a different analogy: nominating and electing Donald Trump is like chemotherapy--the effects are nauseating or even debilitating but, in the circumstances, any milder remedy will allow the patient to die.
If the extrinsic evidence is conclusory, failing to equivocally resolve the ambiguity in a policy, interpretation of the policy remains a question of law for the court to decide; deciding any ambiguities against the insurer.
In his conclusion, equivocally entitled "Living without belief or unbelief," he laughs at the idea that belief and atheism are opposites, jesting that "contemporary atheism is a continuation of monotheism by other means" and that "belief and unbelief are poses the mind adopts in the face of an unimaginable reality."