equivocal

Meanings

Noun

  • A word or expression capable of different meanings; an ambiguous term.

Adjective

  • Having two or more equally applicable meanings; capable of double or multiple interpretation.
  • Capable of being ascribed to different motives, or of signifying opposite feelings, purposes, or characters; deserving to be suspected.
  • Uncertain, as an indication or sign.

Origin

  • From aequivocus + -al, from aequus + voc┼Ź.

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