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Word: equivocal

Definition: (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal


Sentences Containing 'equivocal'

Elizabeth saw directly that her father had not the smallest intention of yielding; but his answers were at the same time so vague and equivocal, that her mother, though often disheartened, had never yet despaired of succeeding at last.

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