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Definition of unambiguous

: not ambiguous : clear, precise unambiguous evidence

Other Words from unambiguous

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 Walz did not finish that sentence on camera, but his message was unambiguous. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 1 Jan. 2022 The result is an unambiguous victory for the Spanish right—and for a more reasonable approach to Covid-19. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 5 May 2021 Rather than a light bar in the steering wheel that gives clear and unambiguous indications of the current mode, BlueCruise relies on a predominantly blue graphic in the cluster that is less clear. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Spanish teacher’s killing were unambiguous, prosecutors say. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 Asked whether the benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine outweigh its risks for young children, his answer was unambiguous. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2021 With these risks in mind, and with unambiguous evidence of a strong recovery, the Fed should be doing more than just reanchoring inflation expectations to a slightly higher level. Christian Broda And Stanley Druckenmiller, WSJ, 10 May 2021 The text is readable and uses unambiguous language whenever possible. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 The United States has just lost a war, for only maybe the second time in its history (the other unambiguous loss is Vietnam). Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unambiguous

1743, in the meaning defined above

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“Unambiguous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unambiguous. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of unambiguous

: clearly expressed or understood : not ambiguous

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Nglish: Translation of unambiguous for Spanish Speakers


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