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1. ambiguous

adjective. ['æmˈbɪgjuːəs'] open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead.

Synonyms

  • evasive
  • double
  • indeterminate
  • equivocal

Antonyms

  • sure
  • uncertainty
  • determinate
  • predictable

Etymology

  • ambiguus (Latin)
  • ambigere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Ambiguous

  • contiguous

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A common misspelling of ambiguous is ambigious

Sentences with ambiguous


1. Adjective
Employers and creditors can phrase application questions so as to make evasion difficult or ethically ambiguous.

Quotes about ambiguous


1. Anime is intended to have ambiguous features. That's part of the art form.
- M. Night Shyamalan

2. Time weighs down on you like an old, ambiguous dream. You keep on moving, trying to sleep through it. But even if you go to the ends of the earth, you won't be able to escape it. Still, you have to go there- to the edge of the world. There's something you can't do unless you get there.
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

3. Humor is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it's very ambiguous. You have it, or you don't. You can't attain it.
- Heinrich Boll

2. ambiguous

adjective. ['æmˈbɪgjuːəs'] having more than one possible meaning.

Synonyms

  • polysemous
  • polysemantic
  • double-edged
  • uncertain
  • double-barrelled
  • unclear
  • equivocal
  • oracular
  • multivalent
  • multi-valued
  • left-handed
  • double-barreled

Antonyms

  • unambiguous
  • clear
  • comprehensible
  • certain

Etymology

  • ambiguus (Latin)
  • ambigere (Latin)

3. ambiguous

adjective. ['æmˈbɪgjuːəs'] having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns.

Antonyms

  • invariable

Etymology

  • ambiguus (Latin)
  • ambigere (Latin)
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