Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. ambiguity

noun. ['ˌæmbɪgˈjuːəti'] an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context.

Synonyms

  • locution
  • parisology
  • expression
  • amphibology
  • loophole
  • amphiboly
  • saying

Antonyms

  • explicitness
  • truth
  • dysphemism
  • euphemism

Etymology

  • ambiguite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ambiguite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Ambiguity

  • promiscuity
  • continuity
  • ingenuity
  • congruity
  • acuity
  • annuity

How do you pronounce ambiguity?

Pronounce ambiguity as ˌæmbɪˈgjuəti.

US - How to pronounce ambiguity in American English

UK - How to pronounce ambiguity in British English

Example sentences of the word ambiguity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Any ambiguity may be decided in the employee's favor.

Quotes containing the word ambiguity


1. The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.
- Gilda Radner

2. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.Delicious Ambiguity.
- Gilda Radner

3. In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
- Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County

2. ambiguity

noun. ['ˌæmbɪgˈjuːəti'] unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning.

Synonyms

  • unclearness
  • equivocation
  • twilight zone
  • lexical ambiguity
  • no man's land
  • equivocalness
  • polysemy
  • prevarication

Antonyms

  • unequivocalness
  • clearness
  • unambiguity
  • truthfulness

Etymology

  • ambiguite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ambiguite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Synonym.com