Meaning of EQUIVOCAL in English


adj uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful.

2. equivocal ·noun a word or expression capable of different meanings; an ambiguous term; an equivoque.

3. equivocal ·adj capable of being ascribed to different motives, or of signifying opposite feelings, purposes, or characters; deserving to be suspected; as, his actions are equivocal.

4. equivocal ·adj (literally, called equally one thing or the other; hence:) having two significations equally applicable; capable of double interpretation; of doubtful meaning; ambiguous; uncertain; as, equivocal words; an equivocal sentence.

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