equivocal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"equivocal" in British English

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equivocaladjective

uk   us   /ɪˈkwɪv.ə.kəl/ formal
not ​clear and ​seeming to have two ​opposingmeanings, 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
equivocally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
(Definition of equivocal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"equivocal" in American English

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equivocaladjective

 us   /ɪˈkwɪv·ə·kəl/
(of ​statements) ​unclear and ​seeming to have two ​opposing meanings, or (of ​actions or ​ways of ​behaving) ​confusing and ​able to be ​understood in two different ​ways: She gave an equivocal ​response.
(Definition of equivocal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “equivocal”
in Chinese (Simplified) 含糊的, 模棱两可的, 有歧义的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 含糊的, 模棱兩可的, 有歧義的…
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