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The synonyms of “Ambiguity” are: equivocalness, ambivalence, equivocation
Ambiguity as a Noun
Definitions of "Ambiguity" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “ambiguity” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- An expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context.
- Unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning.
- The quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
Synonyms of "Ambiguity" as a noun (3 Words)
|Mixed feelings or emotions.
The law s ambivalence about the importance of a victim s identity.
|Unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning.
|Falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language.
I say this without equivocation.
Usage Examples of "Ambiguity" as a noun
- We can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act.
- Ambiguities in such questions are potentially very dangerous.
Associations of "Ambiguity" (30 Words)
|Having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns.
|So as to be open to doubt or uncertainty.
This letter is worded ambiguously.
|Uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow.
An ambivalent attitude to Europe.
|Indistinct or hazy in outline.
The blurred aims of the group.
|An indirect way of expressing something.
He used a number of poetic circumlocutions.
|Using many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive; long-winded.
Had a preference for circumlocutious or circumlocutory rather than forthright expression.
|(logic) a statement that is necessarily false.
The second sentence appears to be in flat contradiction of the first.
Of doubtful legality.
|Open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead.
Popularity is an equivocal crown.
|Use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself.
The government have equivocated too often in the past.
|An inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh.
The jargon has given us downsizing as a euphemism for cuts.
|Directed towards avoidance or escape.
An evasive statement.
|The quality of writing (print or handwriting) that cannot be deciphered.
The witness could give only vague and imprecise descriptions.
|The quality of lacking precision.
All scientific measurements come with some degree of imprecision.
|The quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts.
The inconsistency between his expressed attitudes and his actual behaviour.
|Vague or not clearly defined or stated.
An indefinite number of generations.
|(of a shoot) not having all the axes terminating in a flower bud and so potentially of indefinite length.
0 0 is an indeterminate form.
|Not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand.
His speech was slurred and indistinct.
An inexact description.
|An allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.
A constant torrent of innuendo gossip lies and half truths.
|Of or relating to or resembling a nebula.
Nebulous concepts like quality of life.
|Refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like.
Her boyfriend was noncommittal about their future together.
|Not certain to occur; not inevitable.
The issue is uncertain.
|Being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance.
Times of uncertainty and danger.
|Not easily deciphered.
The reason for their actions is unclear to this day.
|(of a person) not having made a decision.
By six weeks the sexual glands are as yet undifferentiated between male and female.
|Lacking clarity or distinctness.
He had been very vague about his activities.
|In a vague way.
He looked vaguely familiar.