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Definition of equivocal:

  1. ( Literally, called equally one thing or the other; hence:) Having two significations equally applicable; capable of double interpretation; of doubtful meaning; ambiguous; uncertain; as, equivocal words; an equivocal sentence.
  2. A word or expression capable of different meanings; an ambiguous term; an equivoque.
  3. Capable of being ascribed to different motives, or of signifying opposite feelings, purposes, or characters; deserving to be suspected; as, his actions are equivocal.
  4. Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful.


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