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equivocation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of equivocation

  1. 1 deliberate evasion in speech <your equivocation when asked where you were last night is not reassuring> Synonyms circumlocution, shuffle, tergiversationRelated Words quibbling; ambiguity, ambiguousness, equivocalness, murkiness, nebulousness, obscureness, obscurity, opacityNear Antonyms candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, openheartedness, openness, plainness, plumpness, straightforwardness

  2. 2 the quality or state of having a veiled or uncertain meaning <the equivocation of the last line of the poem, “That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know”> Synonyms ambiguity, ambiguousness, darkness, equivocalness, obscurity, inscrutability, inscrutableness, murkiness, mysteriousness, nebulosity, nebulousness, obliqueness, obliquity, opacity, opaquenessRelated Words mystery, reconditeness; cloudiness, dimness, faintness, fogginess, fuzziness, haziness, indefiniteness, indistinctness, mistiness, shade, shadow, uncertainty, vagueness; impenetrability, incomprehensibility, incomprehensibleness; circuitousness, circuity, indirectness; deepness, depth, profoundness; abstruseness, abstrusity, complexity, complication, difficulty, obtusenessNear Antonyms comprehensibility, intelligibility, legibility; brightness, distinctness, self-evidence; certainty, surety; definiteness, exactness, explicitness, incision, incisiveness, lucidity, lucidness, perspicuity, perspicuousness; directness, forthrightness, openness, straightforwardness; palpability, tangibility, tangibleness, visibility; readability, readableness; obviousnessAntonyms clarity, clearness, obviousness, plainness




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