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Adjective: ambiguous  am'big-yoo-us
  1. Open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
    "the polling had a complex and ambiguous message for potential female candidates";
    - equivocal
     
  2. Having more than one possible meaning
    "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"
     
  3. (psychology) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns
    "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"

See also: double, double-barreled [US], double-barrelled [Brit, Cdn], double-edged, enigmatic, evasive, forked, indeterminate, left-handed, muddy, multivalent, multi-valued, oracular, polysemantic, polysemous, uncertain, unclear, unstructured

Antonym: unambiguous

Encyclopedia: Ambiguous