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

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn