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equivocal

adjective  /ɪˈkwɪv·ə·kəl/ us  
(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.
Translations of “equivocal”
in Chinese (Traditional) 含糊的, 模棱兩可的, 有歧義的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 含糊的, 模棱两可的, 有歧义的…
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