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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 In the unofficial case summary, released Wednesday by Court Clerk Michael Gans, the court states the consent decree has unambiguous terms regarding the timeline projects can be completed. Monica Brich, Arkansas Online, 14 Sep. 2022 Biblical history shows that, in times of tumult, God directly declares his will in unambiguous terms. Dennard Dayle, The New Yorker, 22 July 2022 That’s the federal government’s answer in unambiguous terms. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Although the opinion is unambiguous about its intent, the court opted for general guidelines for law enforcement and trial judges rather than a step-by-step process for how agencies should come into compliance. Jessica Anderson, Baltimore Sun, 1 Sep. 2022 That civil-rights morality play, unambiguous and righteous in its story lines, succeeded almost too well in its effects. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 14 Aug. 2022 And regardless of why the violence took place, one message was unambiguous precisely because the target was a writer: Free expression is worthy of a death sentence. Gal Beckerman, The Atlantic, 12 Aug. 2022 But what local politicians lauded as an unambiguous win soon divided Grand Forks. New York Times, 17 July 2022 Accordingly, for these reasons your reading of the permit is, in fact, plainly inconsistent with the unambiguous provisions of the permit. Mike Damiano, BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2022 See More

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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 1 Oct. 2022.

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