|part of speech:
||equivocated, equivocates, equivocating
||to express oneself ambiguously, often to avoid giving a direct answer or to deceive.
When he equivocated in answering her question, she suspected he was hiding something.
- fence, hedge, prevaricate, tergiversate, weasel
- similar words:
- deceive, dissemble, dodge, evade, fudge, hem and haw, palter, pussyfoot, stall
||halt, lie, shilly-shally, sway, swing, trim, vacillate, waver
||equivocatingly (adv.), equivocation (n.), equivocator (n.)