The definition of equivocal is something having several different meanings.adjective
An example of equivocal is a poem with multiple interpretations.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- that can have more than one interpretation; having two or more meanings; purposely vague, misleading, or ambiguous: an equivocal reply
- uncertain; undecided; doubtful: an equivocal outcome
- suspicious; questionable: equivocal conduct
Origin: < LL aequivocus (see equivocate) & -al
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- Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
- Of uncertain significance.
- Of a doubtful or uncertain nature.
Origin: From Late Latin aequivocus : Latin aequi-, equi- + Latin vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
- e·quivˌo·calˈi·ty , e·quivˈo·cal·ness noun
- e·quivˈo·cal·ly adverb