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 Season 1 was unequivocal in its presentation of Joe as an objectively bad person. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "How to Make a Self-Aware Show About a Serial Killer," 30 Dec. 2019 In exchange for the establishment of a reservation at Leech Lake, the Chippewa later ceded the Gull Lake Reservation land to the United States in unequivocal language in an 1864 treaty. Jennifer Kraus, Twin Cities, "Minnesota Court of Appeals rules in favor of state in netting case," 22 Dec. 2019 Its most fundamental finding was unequivocal: Crossfire Hurricane, as the investigation was called, was amply justified. The Economist, "The investigation into the investigation," 12 Dec. 2019 Roulston says that unequivocal forecasts—like the old NWS alerts that just told users there was a flood warning in their area with no explanation of its likelihood—are more likely to wear down people’s trust. Nicolas Rivero, Quartz, "You’re about to get a lot fewer flash flood alerts on your phone," 25 Nov. 2019 Some Republican lawmakers offered unequivocal support for the order. Dustin Volz, WSJ, "Trump Signs Order Allowing Sanctions on Foreign Election Meddling," 12 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of unequivocal

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jan 2020

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“Unequivocal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unequivocal?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=u&file=unequi02. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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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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