Synonyms for equivocal

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ih-kwiv-uh-kuh l
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˈkwɪv ə kəl

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Définition of equivocal

Origin :
  • c.1600, from Late Latin aequivocus "of equal voice, of equal significance, ambiguous" (see equivocation) + -al (1). Earlier in same sense was equivoque (late 14c.). Related: Equivocally (1570s).
  • adj doubtful, uncertain
Example sentences :
  • "This was something of a difficult undertaking, too," said he, with an equivocal smile.
  • Extract from : « The Fortunes Of Glencore » by Charles James Lever
  • There were six or seven of them, all briefly worded, some direct and some equivocal.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Of course I did neither and there fell on us an odd, equivocal silence.
  • Extract from : « The Arrow of Gold » by Joseph Conrad
  • Hobbes' definition, it may be urged, when applied to the case of the Will, is equivocal.
  • Extract from : « Mind and Motion and Monism » by George John Romanes
  • Yet Walpole's place in literature is unmistakable, if of equivocal merit.
  • Extract from : « Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.) » by Leslie Stephen
  • It is a misconception to regard this answer of the god as equivocal.
  • Extract from : « The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria » by Morris Jastrow
  • "Not if I can help it," was his equivocal response as he chirruped to Marc Antony.
  • Extract from : « Prairie Folks » by Hamlin Garland
  • Le Gardeur gave Anglique an equivocal look at mention of his sister.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Dog » by William Kirby
  • Of course she could not remain longer in a position so dangerous and equivocal.
  • Extract from : « The Doomsman » by Van Tassel Sutphen
  • Through him she exhibited the most equivocal and most contradictory conduct.
  • Extract from : « Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2) » by Sutherland Menzies

Antonyms for equivocal

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