Associations to the word «Ambiguous»


AMBIGUOUS, adjective. Open to multiple interpretations.
AMBIGUOUS, adjective. Vague and unclear.
AMBIGUOUS, adjective. (obsolete) (of persons) Hesitant; uncertain; not taking sides.

Dictionary definition

AMBIGUOUS, adjective. Open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"; "popularity is an equivocal crown"; "an equivocal response to an embarrassing question".
AMBIGUOUS, adjective. Having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy".
AMBIGUOUS, adjective. Having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots".

Wise words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain