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Noun: equivocation  i,kwi-vu'key-shun
  1. A statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    - evasion
  2. Intentionally vague or ambiguous
    "the author's elusiveness may at times be construed as equivocation";
    - prevarication, evasiveness
  3. Falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
    - tergiversation

Derived forms: equivocations

Type of: ambiguity, deceit, deception, equivocalness, falsification, misrepresentation, untruthfulness

Encyclopedia: Equivocation