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ambiguous

am·big·u·ous

ambiguous

 
 
pronunciation:
aem bIg yu s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having two or more possible meanings or interpretations.
Because the statement was ambiguous, it was understood differently by different people.
synonyms:
equivocal
antonyms:
unambiguous, unequivocal
similar words:
cryptic, double, two-edged, weasel-worded
definition 2: unclear; uncertain; obscure.
His face wore an ambiguous expression.This sentence is ambiguous and leaves the reader confused.
synonyms:
cryptic, equivocal, obscure, uncertain, unclear, vague
antonyms:
clear, explicit, lucid, unambiguous, unequivocal
similar words:
cloudy, enigmatic, hedged, indefinite, indirect, indistinct, nebulous, noncommittal, oracular, puzzling
derivations: ambiguously (adv.), ambiguousness (n.)