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 Both these agenda items deserve unequivocal rejection by the City Council. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: With St. Paul’s trash system, ‘Force Majeure’ might not be as forceful as you think," 13 Oct. 2019 That's pretty unequivocal; there is no chance for reconciliation between the two. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "What Caused Rachel Lindsay and Raven Gates' Feud?," 9 Oct. 2019 Of the four, Tillis has been the most unequivocal in his defense of Trump. Los Angeles Times, "Impeachment prospect worries Senate Republicans from swing states, and could endanger GOP majority," 4 Oct. 2019 Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press During the summer, when conjecture and speculation was rampant, Jim Harbaugh was unequivocal when asked about the prospects of his team. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Why is Jim Harbaugh suddenly shy talking about Michigan football's resurgence?," 21 Nov. 2019 Strengthening the primer-template complex turned out to result in the first low-level but unequivocal prime editing in human cells, validating that a mammalian cell could support all the key steps. Sharon Begley, STAT, "You had questions for David Liu about CRISPR, prime editing, and advice to young scientists. He has answers," 6 Nov. 2019 The conclusions in the second volume are notably bolder and unequivocal in supporting academic research and the advisory groups' findings. Wired, "Russia's Disinformation War Is Just Getting Started," 8 Oct. 2019 In that moment, reading that headline, I was stunned – trapped between my unequivocal support of victims of the Me Too movement and some emotion that felt uncomfortably close to denial. Leila Atassi, cleveland, "Can I still be a feminist if I’m a fan of comedian Louis C.K.? My week of soul-searching," 25 Sep. 2019 Warren seemed to have made the calculation that proving herself as unequivocal as Sanders in the quest for universal government-run health insurance was crucial to building left-wing support. Thomas Kaplan, BostonGlobe.com, "Democrats confront divisions over health care in debate," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of unequivocal

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unequivocal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unequivocal. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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