un·​equiv·​o·​cal | \ˌən-i-ˈkwi-və-kəl \

Definition of unequivocal 

1 : leaving no doubt : clear, unambiguous

2 : unquestionable production of unequivocal masterpieces— Carole Cook

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Examples of unequivocal in a Sentence

Her answer was an unequivocal yes. few of the candidates have yet staked out unequivocal positions on the hot-button issues

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Having the trust and faith of the administration in my unequivocal loyalty, discretion and allegiance to the cause is paramount. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "Culture of Fear and Ambition Distorted Cuomo’s Economic Projects," 5 July 2018 European Commission officials responded angrily to the German proposal, calling for stiff and unequivocal retaliation. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "For Europe, an Unpleasant Question: Confront Trump or Avoid a Costly Trade War," 1 June 2018 In this case, the United States and West as a whole are attempting to send an unequivocal message to Moscow: Using military-grade nerve agents brazenly in a sovereign state is unacceptable and in contravention to all international norms. Nina Jankowicz, The New Republic, "At What Point Can We Say Trump Is Sabotaging Russia Policy?," 28 Mar. 2018 Swift has attracted uniformly strong reviews and earned some historic grosses for her Reputation Tour, a triumphant victory lap for an album not necessarily considered by all to be an unequivocal win. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, "While You Weren't Looking, Taylor Swift Scored Her Biggest 'Reputation' Radio Hit," 6 July 2018 The United bid built its success on almost unequivocal support from the Americas and the Caribbean, heavy backing from Europe, Oceania and Asia. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "North America to Host 2026 World Cup," 13 June 2018 Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign brought with it bold, unequivocal messaging. Laura Bradley, HWD, "Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Relive Her Surprise Victory on Late Show," 29 June 2018 No matter who Time magazine decides to put on the next cover, in my book, Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, is the unequivocal person of the year. refinery29.com, "A Body Language Expert Explains Why Meghan Markle Is Always Touching Prince Harry," 26 June 2018 The Swedish World Cup team may have lost to Germany on Saturday, but Sweden has certainly won the day after the team took an unequivocal stand against racist online attacks levied at one of its players. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The Swedish World Cup Team Has the Right Idea About How to Handle Racism," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of unequivocal

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unequivocal

: very strong and clear : not showing or allowing any doubt : not equivocal

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