An example of someone who might give an ambiguous answer to a question is a politician who is talking to his constituents.
An ambiguous reply.
The politician was criticized for his ambiguous statements and lack of precision.
Origin of ambiguous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin ambiguus (“moving from side to side, of doubtful nature”), from ambigere (“to go about, wander, doubt”), from ambi- (“around, about, on both sides”) + agere (“to drive, move”).