un·​am·​big·​u·​ous ˌən-am-ˈbi-gyə-wəs How to pronounce unambiguous (audio)
: not ambiguous : clear, precise
unambiguous evidence
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 So that movie, the Warriors, had the direct and unambiguous effect of increasing juvenile delinquency? Matt Thompson, Spin, 26 Sep. 2023 Cole’s storyline is unambiguous—the landscape passes from primal hunter-gatherers to imperial glory, to destruction and desolation. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 2 Nov. 2023 Biden Administration: After declaring its unambiguous support for Israel in the wake of the Oct. 7 attacks, the White House has become more critical of the country’s response, a shift that U.S. officials attribute to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 High-level and repeated interaction is crucial to clear up misperception, avoid miscommunication, send unambiguous signals, and arrest downward spirals that could erupt into a major crisis. Jake Sullivan, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 Ukraine’s goal remains an unambiguous breakthrough of Russia’s lines. The Editors, National Review, 20 Sep. 2023 When talking of deaths, being unambiguous is a really good idea. oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2023 On Frankenstein, Berninger continues his meander toward plain, unambiguous statements of inward anguish. James Robins, Vulture, 1 May 2023 If 1948 and 1967 were unambiguous triumphs for Israel, 1973 was at best a draw, and could plausibly be spun as an Egyptian victory. David Klion, The New Republic, 1 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unambiguous was in 1743

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“Unambiguous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unambiguous. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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