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Word: ambiguous

Definition: unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation


Sentences Containing 'ambiguous'

"Misses" has been used but is ambiguous as this is a commonly used plural for "Miss".
"Native" or "Native Canadian" is an ambiguous term, but people frequently use it in conversation or informal writing.
(In the episode "Chronophasia", Æon is apparently killed repeatedly by a monstrous baby, but the reality of these events is ambiguous.
Additionally, he was very prolific, revised works multiple times, and left ambiguous fragments with no title or notes.
Aderca's attitude toward fascism is said to have been more ambiguous than his stance on antisemitism.
Although records are very ambiguous, there are some grounds for thinking that this courtyard may have been occupied by a succession of coach-makers.
Ambiguous Communication - initiation, reinitiating and rejection or relationships my keep hope alive.
An early text, its status has been ambiguous due to its ritualistic character.
As a result the maps become ambiguous in their representation.
But the Appellate Division ruled that the phrase "having for its annual regatta," as used in the Deed of Gift, is ambiguous.
Caine wrote, "...I decided that if my on-screen appearance was going to be an issue, then I would use it to bring out all Horatio's ambiguous sexuality."
Early during the series he had an emotional and ambiguous relationship with his Sergeant Tess Gallagher.
Erikson has stated that he has kept the history of his world purposefully ambiguous.
Federal liberal politicians stated that the ambiguous wording of the 1995 referendum question was the primary impetus in the bill's drafting.
Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, it was the dreamlike story of a standup comedian (played by Warren Beatty) on the run from sinister, ambiguous forces.
Hence the word Keralite is often used in the same context, though a proper definition is ambiguous.
Her attempts to stop the subway is left ambiguous however, as the film cuts to black just as she pulls on the emergency brake.
His "membership" and his easy departure leave the situation ambiguous.
However, Byatt showed that confusion over the true identity of "C. oxyacantha" remained, and the name was formally rejected as ambiguous by the International Botanical Congress.
In an ambiguous ending, he is released and goes back to his pleasant life, or that is just a delusion that he has while dying of cold and hunger.
In cases where no ambiguous article or substatute could be invoked, previous decisions by the Board of Punishments might function as "precedents".
In some cases, noun phrases or quantifiers can act as modifiers: Ambiguous and dangling modifiers.
It is a subtype of "leukemia of ambiguous lineage".
Mann's vast composition is erudite, subtle, ambitious, but, most of all, ambiguous; since its original publication it has been subject to a variety of critical assessments.
Nin pursues an extremely intense, ambiguous, sexually charged friendship with her.
Part of Kynaston's appeal may have been his ambiguous sexuality.
People of Middle East and South Asian descent historically occupied an ambiguous racial status in the United States.
Rice Flower is an ambiguous plant name which may refer to:
She is the tenth and final survivor; although it was ambiguous if she survived at the end of the movie.
Some authors translate Hr./Zr.Ms. as "HNMS" but that abbreviation is ambiguous: the "N" might stand for "Netherlands" or "Norway".
Some of Dhruva's enemies possess a bit more ambiguous personalities and are known to sometimes fight against him while supporting him on other occasions.
Taking advantage of the ambiguous situation, many peddlers set up shop, sometimes permanently, all over the archways, into the street and into the Zocalo itself.
Taking place in the 21st century (the ambiguous year 20XX), "Mega Man 7" begins directly after the events of "Mega Man 6".
The ability of a leader to be able to lead well in a wide range of circumstances especially new, changing and ambiguous situations.
The actual boundary is ambiguous because of the shifting creek.
The Augustan poets frequently play with the ambiguous dual meaning of "lympha" as both "water source" and "nymph".
The circumstances of Amy's death remain ambiguous, though the episode shows her taking her own life, in a bid to curtail his ambitions to marry Elizabeth.
The ending of the novel is ambiguous: Duddy's selfishness and ruthless materialism, which supersede his love for Yvette, are obviously negative qualities.
The market could then price the spread between these and old (potentially more ambiguous) credit default swaps (CDS).)
The signal from an incremental encoder is cyclical, thus ambiguous, and requires counting of cycles to maintain absolute position within the travel range.
The Swiss press has also dubbed him with the slightly more ambiguous title, "The World's least-known Scot".
The trio travel to Tunis, to meet with another of Molly's informants, the ambiguous (or morals and intent) Jean-Pierre Desperois.
Then again, Stubb was one of those odd sort of humorists, whose jollity is sometimes so curiously ambiguous, as to put all inferiors on their guard in the matter of obeying them.
This is not a test of artistic ability, but try to copy the designs as well as you can" would confront the subject with an ambiguous problem to solve.
This leap is ambiguous, it is not explicitly stated that either or both is killed.
Venona has added information—some unequivocal, some ambiguous—to several espionage cases.
Whedon is a fan of Stephen Sondheim, and used him as the inspiration for much of the music, particularly with the episode's ambiguous ending.
While acknowledging the value of an ambiguous ending, "there's a difference between mystery and confusion."
With the ultimate fates of the only two other members being left highly ambiguous, this effecitvely marked the end of the organisation.
Within this state of conflict the propagation of obscure and ambiguous destinies is carried on from generation to generation."
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