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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))

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Words that Rhyme with Lexical Ambiguity

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

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))
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