ambiguous: having more than one possible meaning; equivocal.

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Am*big"u*ous (#), a. [L. ambiguus, fr. ambigere to wander about, waver; amb- + agere to drive.]

Doubtful or uncertain, particularly in respect to signification; capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses; equivocal; as, an ambiguous course; an ambiguous expression.

What have been thy answers? What but dark, Ambiguous, and with double sense deluding? Milton.

Syn. -- Doubtful; dubious; uncertain; unsettled; indistinct; indeterminate; indefinite. See Equivocal.


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