Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for equivocal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- æquivocal (rare)
equivocal (plural equivocals)
- Having two or more equally applicable meanings; capable of double or multiple interpretation; ambiguous; uncertain.
- equivocal words; an equivocal sentence
- Francis Jeffrey
- For the beauties of Shakespeare are not of so dim or equivocal a nature as to be visible only to learned eyes.
- Capable of being ascribed to different motives, or of signifying opposite feelings, purposes, or characters; deserving to be suspected.
- His actions are equivocal.
- equivocal repentances
- Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful, incongruous.
- How equivocal a test.