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equivocal

adjective     /ɪˈkwɪv.ə.kəl/ formal
not clear and seeming to have two opposing meanings, or confusing and able to be understood in two different ways: His words to the press were deliberately equivocal - he didn't deny the reports but neither did he confirm them. → Opposite unequivocalDifficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse equivocally     /-i/ adverb
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