Adjective Definition

ambiguous

1.Definition: having more than one possible meaning

"Ambiguous words", "Frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"


2.Definition: having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns

"An ambiguous situation with no frame of reference", "Ambiguous inkblots"


3.Definition: open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

"The polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"

Related Adjective(s):equivocal




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