[ US /ɪˈkwɪvəkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɪkwˈɪvəkəl/ ]
[ UK /ɪkwˈɪvəkəl/ ]
open to question
aliens of equivocal loyalty
his conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son
uncertain as a sign or indication
the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal
open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness
the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates
popularity is an equivocal crown
an equivocal response to an embarrassing question
an equivocal statement
How To Use equivocal In A Sentence
- But equivocalness hangs in the air - we're waiting for it to tip over.
- The unequivocal monotheism of Islam served to unite all.
- It is very good to have such a clear and unequivocal statement.
- At the meeting in Milan he received the unequivocal support of the board. Times, Sunday Times
- The message was unequivocal and unanimous: far from it being over, we are at only the very beginning of this crisis. Times, Sunday Times
- It was as impossible to be ambivalent about Diana as it is to be equivocal about going to war.
- We the Muslims unequivocally condemn abuse of the phrase Allahu Akbar and call on the imams and the scholars to recondition appropriate use of the phrase. Mike Ghouse: Allahu Akbar Is Abused
- He must send an unequivocal message about the behaviour he expects of bankers, the accountability of the boss and the values of the City. Times, Sunday Times
- Senator Jim Webb, the Virginia Democrat, former Navy Secretary and once and forever Marine, said unequivocally today that he was not interested in serving as Senator Barack Obama's running mate.
- These normally nuanced characters briefly became vessels for issue-based polemic rather than wry, subtle dialogue - and even to unequivocal admirers, this is a serious wobble.