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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Plus, the data is unequivocal: incentives drive EV sales, and EV sales dry up when incentives go away. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Tesla sold 200,000 cars in the US, so the $7,500 tax credit is going away," 12 July 2018 Kavanaugh began his testimony today with an unequivocal denial of the allegations against him. Fox News, "Brit Hume on fallout from Kavanaugh hearing; Alan Dershowitz on Rachel Mitchell's performance," 28 Sep. 2018 Granted, not every skin-focused growth factor study is an unequivocal home run. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Truth About Growth Factors in Skin Care and Why They're Controversial," 2 Aug. 2018 Last season Jokiharju was the Winterhawks’ unequivocal No. Jimmy Greenfield, chicagotribune.com, "Blackhawks aim to find out if Henri Jokiharju is ready for the NHL," 13 July 2018 But only one denial counts — a full, unequivocal one. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Just how much trouble is Jim Jordan in over alleged Ohio State sexual abuse?," 9 July 2018 Two days before the election the South Vietnamese responded with an unequivocal no. WSJ, "Chennault Helped to Lengthen Vietnam War," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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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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to settle judicially or to act as judge

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