Synonyms and Antonyms of equivocal
1 giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged the evidence that this latest diet really results in lasting weight loss is certainly equivocal Synonyms of equivocal debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, dubious, dubitable, doubtful, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, suspiciousWords Related to equivocal alleged, so-called, supposed; moot; ambiguous, open, unclear; uncertain, undecided, undetermined; far-fetched, flimsy, improbable, unlikely, weakNear Antonyms of equivocal decisive, definitive; clear, obvious, open-and-shut, positiveAntonyms of equivocal certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable
2 having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning his demand that I promptly pay what I owe him ended with the equivocal threat “or else” Synonyms of equivocal ambiguous, arcane, cryptic, dark, deep, Delphic, double-edged, elliptical (or elliptic), enigmatic (also enigmatical), obscure, fuliginous, inscrutable, murky, mysterious, mystic, nebulous, occult, opaqueWords Related to equivocal abstruse, esoteric, recondite; cloaked, concealed, disguised, masked, shrouded; beclouded, bedimmed, befogged, clouded, cloudy, dim, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, muddy, obfuscatory, obnubilated, obscurant (or obscurantic), shaded, shadowlike, shadowy, sphinxlike; indefinite, inexact, inexplicit, noncommittal, questionable, unclear, uncertain, undefined, undetermined, vague; impenetrable, incomprehensible, indecipherable, inexplicable; eerie (also eery), uncanny, weird; impalpable, inappreciable, intangible, invisible; unanswerable, unknowable; baffling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, unfathomable; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; complex, complicated, difficult, obtuseNear Antonyms of equivocal comprehensible, fathomable, intelligible, knowable, legible, pellucid, understandable; bright, distinct, evident, self-evident, self-explanatory; certain, firm, strong, sure; defined, determined; direct, straightforward; definite, exact, explicit; appreciable, palpable, tangible, visible; blatant, patent, unmistakableAntonyms of equivocal accessible, clear, nonambiguous, obvious, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal
3 having a mixture of opposing feelings a number of people are clearly equivocal about allowing casino gambling in the state Synonyms of equivocal ambivalent, conflictedWords Related to equivocal doubtful, faltering, irresolute, questioning, uncertain, undecided, unsure, vacillating, wobbly (also wabbly); afraid, disinclined, dubious, hesitant, indisposed, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctantNear Antonyms of equivocal certain, decided, resolute, sure, unquestioningAntonyms of equivocal unambivalent
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