un·​equiv·​o·​cal | \ ˌən-i-ˈkwi-və-kəl How to pronounce unequivocal (audio) \

Definition of unequivocal

1 : leaving no doubt : clear, unambiguous
2 : unquestionable production of unequivocal masterpieces— Carole Cook

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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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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report was unequivocal in finding insufficient evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, "The Law Behind Mueller’s Findings on Obstruction, Collusion," 18 Apr. 2019 Apple’s denials are clear and unequivocal In 2013, whistleblower Edward Snowden released documents showing that the NSA had a secret program called PRISM that allowed the agency to access private data on cloud services. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Apple to Congress: Chinese spy-chip story is “simply wrong”," 8 Oct. 2018 The two announcements are the most significant actions on gun control in corporate America so far this year, and both retailers were unequivocal in stating their decisions were in response to the Parkland shooting. Nick Pachelli, Esquire, "You Can Still Buy Guns Here," 1 Mar. 2018 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

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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

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

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