Definition of EQUIVOCAL

Adjective : EQUIVOCAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"; "popularity is an equivocal crown"; "an equivocal response to an embarrassing question" ;

  • 2. (

    ) open to question; "aliens of equivocal loyalty"; "his conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son"-Anna Jameson ;

  • 3. (

    ) uncertain as a sign or indication; "the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal" ;

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