equivocal

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  • Such an equivocal situation could in the end have only one result. Cited from The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • By no chance could they find me in more equivocal company. Cited from Marse Henry (Vol. 1), by Henry Watterson
  • And in this battle, women often win -- even if the victory is sometimes equivocal.
  • I did not half like the equivocal office which my friend Mark had prepared for me. Cited from Wylder's Hand, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • When we got in, the equivocal lady began to exercise some portion of authority. Cited from Station; The Party Fight & Funeral; The Lough Derg Pilgrim, by Carleton
  • He looked across the table and met the poet's somewhat equivocal smile. Cited from The Trees of Pride, by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • His mother strongly supported the move, but his father was more equivocal.
  • They did not care to go where it would not be equivocal for what King they fought. Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole, V1, Horace Walpole
  • It seemed to open to him at once the equivocal mode of life he had entered upon. Cited from Godolphin, by E. B. Lytton, Vol. 1
  • But let us suppose that virtue could ever be the equivocal thing you would have me believe. Cited from Caleb Williams, by William Godwin
  • She was an American, she was very young, and she had an equivocal position. Cited from The Man and the Moment, by Elinor Glyn
  • The ancient sources are equivocal about how far east it extended.
  • He had been promised this help, and in no equivocal terms either. Cited from The Evolution of Dodd, by William Hawley Smith
  • It appears that while news media has a significant effect, that of the entertainment media is equivocal.
  • The Parents' Association considered the bill too equivocal to give it their support.
  • His eyes turned toward her had no equivocal look. Cited from Wayside Courtships, by Hamlin Garland
  • The language held in this assembly was much stronger and less equivocal than that formerly used. Cited from Holland, by Thomas Colley Grattan
  • They have never known that somewhat equivocal relationship -- a child with its nurse. Cited from Poems By a Little Girl, by Hilda Conkling
  • I grieve more than I can say to find you in so equivocal a position. Cited from A Little Traitor to the South, by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • I was not so sure, for to me there was something equivocal in his air and bearing. Cited from Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Meaning of equivocal

  • 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