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

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 On some policy matters, Ms. Hochul has been unequivocal. New York Times, 3 Jan. 2022 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released in August was unequivocal on that point, with 4,000 pages of evidence to back it up. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 29 Dec. 2021 What is unequivocal, Gensini said, is that the steady warming of the planet is making a broad array of extreme weather disasters more likely and more intense. Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2021 What is unequivocal, Gensini said, is that the steady warming of the planet is making a broad array of extreme weather disasters more likely and more intense. Michael Birnbaum, Brady Dennis, Jason Samenow, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Dec. 2021 An unequivocal rejection of this detestable president will send him packing. John R. Macarthur, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Batalha presented the unequivocal detection in January 2011, following a more tentative claim of a rocky exoplanet labeled CoRoT-7b by astronomers in Europe. Quanta Magazine, 3 Dec. 2021 Win all three games and the season would be an unequivocal success, barring late missteps against Colorado, USC and California teams that may be headed for historically bad seasons. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2021 The source, though, said Biden intends to send a clear, unequivocal message to clarify U.S. intentions, while warning of a U.S. response to certain types of Russian activities. Brooke Singman, Fox News, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of unequivocal

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unequivocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unequivocal. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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