Definition of equivocation in English:


Line breaks: equivo|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪˌkwɪvəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
The use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself; prevarication: I say this without equivocation
More example sentences
  • But Congressional equivocation also reflects Congressional ambivalence.
  • Despite the nobility of its conception, this odyssey will end in irresolution and equivocation - as indeed it must.
  • No question has been raised as to any equivocation, ambiguity or uncertainty in the interpretation of that will.
prevarication, vagueness, qualification, ambiguity, uncertainty, ambivalence, indecision, doubt; beating about the bush, evasion, dodging, hedging, fudging, doublespeak; fencing, parrying; vacillation, shilly-shallying, cavilling, wavering, quibbling, quibble; temporizing, hesitation, stalling (for time), shuffling; Britishhumming and hawing
archaic paltering

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