un·​am·​big·​u·​ous | \ˌən-am-ˈbi-gyə-wəs \

Definition of unambiguous 

: not ambiguous : clear, precise unambiguous evidence

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unambiguously adverb

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She gave a clear, unambiguous answer. looked at his neighbor's new car with unambiguous envy

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If this is a moment that demands unambiguous language, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is well-positioned to meet it. Kevin Canfield, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment,’ by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz," 1 Mar. 2018 So the question is not whether the nominee can read unambiguous words, but how the nominee handles ambiguity and contradiction, what the nominee’s core constitutional principles are, and how the nominee exercises discretion. Carolyn Shapiro, Fortune, "Brett Kavanaugh Said Judges Should Just Follow the Law. Here’s Why That’s Bull," 10 July 2018 His life is an unambiguous open book for a minimally literate person to be able to read — mostly with disgust, contempt and incredulity. Jamshed Dastur, latimes.com, "This is not who we are as Americans. Or is it?," 5 July 2018 Ross’ statement was clear and unambiguous, but had a shelf life of less than a week. Stu Bykofsky, Philly.com, "Commish orders up a kinder, gentler, more polite police force | Stu Bykofsky," 13 June 2018 Judge Byron White’s majority opinion in Branzburg was clear and unambiguous: society’s interest in law enforcement outweighed the need of journalists to protect their sources. Norman Pearlstine, Time, "In Praise of Leaks," 11 Jan. 2018 Sad songs of woe are often more compelling than announcements of unambiguous happiness, particularly from a couple who would seem to have everything. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Beyonce and Jay-Z are a happy couple on 'Everything Is Love.' Is that good for their music?," 18 June 2018 The machines may eventually take an unambiguous lead. The Economist, "AI, radiology and the future of work," 7 June 2018 Consent had to be informed, unambiguous, and freely-given. Nitasha Tiku, WIRED, "How a New Era of Privacy Took Over Your Email Inbox," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of unambiguous

1743, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unambiguous

: clearly expressed or understood : not ambiguous

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