un·​equiv·​o·​cal ˌən-i-ˈkwi-və-kəl How to pronounce unequivocal (audio)
: leaving no doubt : clear, unambiguous
: unquestionable
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Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unequivocal was in 1784

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“Unequivocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unequivocal. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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un·​equiv·​o·​cal ˌən-i-ˈkwiv-ə-kəl How to pronounce unequivocal (audio)
: leaving no doubt : clear, unambiguous
an unequivocal refusal

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