Definition of ambiguous in English:

ambiguous

Line breaks: am¦bigu|ous
Pronunciation: /amˈbɪgjʊəs
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

ambiguously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Many of them speak loudly, but also ambiguously.
  • But he ambiguously admitted that ‘much more aggression is needed in opposition’, without specifying from whom.
  • Some suggested that the bylaw was ambiguously worded.

ambiguousness

noun
More example sentences
  • Nowadays, directors overuse music, lighting, and camera angles to destroy any ambiguousness in characters.
  • Fans of the first film will agree that the sheer ambiguousness and enigmatic status of the film's villain was the main ingredient that catapulted the original into cult status.
  • He carries off the ambiguousness of Prot's character with understated precision.

Origin

early 16th century (in the sense 'indistinct, obscure'): from Latin ambiguus 'doubtful' (from ambigere 'waver, go around', from ambi- 'both ways' + agere 'to drive') + -ous.

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