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Definition of ambiguos

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1. ambiguous [ a ] open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
Examples: "an equivocal statement" "an equivocal (or ambiguous) message" "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"

Used in print:

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

Obviously , a satisfactory answer to the third question is imperative , if the argument is to get under_way at_all , for if there is any possibility of doubt whether the patient 's tactual sensitivity had been impaired by the occipital lesion , any findings whatsoever in regard_to the first question become completely ambiguous and fail altogether , of_course , as evidence to establish the desired conclusion .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

Nothing in English has been ridiculed as_much_as the ambiguous use of words , unless it be the ambiguous use of sentences .

Nothing in English has been ridiculed as_much_as the ambiguous use of words , unless it be the ambiguous use of sentences .

Such ambiguous exercises compound confusion by making it worse compounded , and they are sometimes expanded until the cream of the jest sours .

This slip is so-called because its semi ambiguous English always seems to refer to a person 's anatomy but never quite means what it seems to say .

Synonyms ambiguous equivocal Related Terms unequivocal ambivalent evasive indeterminate double

2. ambiguous [ a ] having more than one possible meaning
Examples: "ambiguous words" "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The jury said it did find that many_of Georgia 's registration and election laws `` are outmoded or inadequate and often ambiguous '' .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

Thus every part and plane of the picture keeps changing place in relative depth with every_other part and plane ; and it is as if the only stable relation left among the different parts of the picture is the ambivalent and ambiguous one that each has with the surface .

Flatness may now monopolize everything , but it is a flatness become so ambiguous and expanded as to turn_into illusion itself - at_least an optical if_not , properly_speaking , a pictorial illusion .

Synonyms ambiguous Related Terms unambiguous double-barreled left-handed double-edged polysemous uncertain left-handed polysemantic multivalent enigmatic equivocal unclear

3. ambiguous [ a ] (psychology) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns
Examples: "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference" "ambiguous inkblots"

Used in print:

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

According_to the theory proposed , this is a consequence of the severe condition of perceived threat that persists unabated for the anxious child in an ambiguous sort of school environment .

Synonyms ambiguous Related Terms psychology unstructured

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