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equivocation

Syllabification: e·quiv·o·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /iˌkwivəˈkāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of equivocation in English:

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.

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