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Definition of unambiguous

: not ambiguous : clear, precise unambiguous evidence

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unambiguously adverb

Examples of unambiguous in a Sentence

She gave a clear, unambiguous answer. looked at his neighbor's new car with unambiguous envy
Recent Examples on the Web There was an unambiguous, clear, and single instance in which the President of the United States used his power to try to coerce a head of state to harass one of his political opponents. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "Why the Editor of Christianity Today Decided to Rebuke Trump," 21 Dec. 2019 The facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: Speaker Pelosi Is “Never Afraid and Rarely Surprised”," 22 Dec. 2019 Still, the institute’s official drug policy is unambiguous. The Economist, "Hippie Inc: how the counterculture went corporate," 29 Nov. 2019 That was the Founding Fathers’ unambiguous message. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "Why Is Trump Obsessed with Outing the Whistle-Blower?," 7 Nov. 2019 District officials have not provided an unambiguous reason for the sudden moves. John Horgan, The Mercury News, "Horgan: A cosmetics conundrum: a stranger in a strange land," 28 Aug. 2019 This is the unambiguous landscape of most young-adult literature. Matthew A. Watson, The Atlantic, "Teaching Toni Morrison," 13 Aug. 2019 The death itself, to all appearances, is unambiguous, although, as any fan of murder mysteries will tell you, the purpose of appearances is to confound. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Pastiche and Politics in “Knives Out”," 22 Nov. 2019 Aren’t major milestones supposed to be big, unambiguous achievements? Quanta Magazine, "Google and IBM Clash Over Milestone Quantum Computing Experiment," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unambiguous

1743, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2020

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“Unambiguous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unambiguous. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unambiguous

: clearly expressed or understood : not ambiguous

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