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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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
Recent Examples on the Web The Texan was unequivocal about what would happen come January, when Biden is sworn in as the next president. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Former Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Trump’s NATO ambassador, pledges ‘smooth’ transition to Biden administration," 30 Nov. 2020 Decker also was unequivocal about his support for Patricia and laid some of the blame on players’ inability to execute the game plan at Carolina. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions riding with coach Matt Patricia 'until the wheels fall off'," 24 Nov. 2020 But the evidence is unequivocal: The podcast version of On Being has over 200 million downloads. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "On Being Krista Tippett," 23 Dec. 2020 Former Justice Departments officials and legal experts were unequivocal in their assessment of Barr’s legacy. David Rohde, The New Yorker, "William Barr Is Going, But His Trumpian Legacy Remains," 17 Dec. 2020 That’s because Santa Clara County’s top health officials were unequivocal at the time in declaring that the virus was not spreading there. USA Today, "How the South and Southwest became the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic," 10 Dec. 2020 The Metro Council has unequivocal power to control spending and make appropriations, Martin wrote, and any interpretation that excludes the body from the approval process would violate the law. Kala Kachmar, The Courier-Journal, "FOP lawsuit challenges Metro Council's authority to approve contracts," 16 Nov. 2020 The results were not as unequivocal as Democrats had hoped, but Biden’s Midwestern strategy did carry him to the promised land of 270 electoral votes. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "America’s Unlikely Savior," 7 Nov. 2020 In sharp contrast to his counterpart, Trump has maintained unequivocal backing of the age-old industrial standard. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, "Coal workers fear a Biden presidency will decimate industry," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unequivocal

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jan 2021

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“Unequivocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unequivocal. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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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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