Meaning & Definition of Equivocal in English
1. 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"
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2. Open to question
- "Aliens of equivocal loyalty"
- "His conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son"-anna jameson
3. Uncertain as a sign or indication
- "The evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal"