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    ambiguous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ambiguous

    Definition
    (adj) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
    Synonyms : equivocal
    Example Sentence
    • an equivocal statement
    • the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates
    • the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness
    • popularity is an equivocal crown
    • an equivocal response to an embarrassing question
    Definition
    (adj) having more than one possible meaning
    Example Sentence
    • ambiguous words
    • frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy
    Definition
    (adj) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns
    Example Sentence
    • an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference
    • ambiguous inkblots
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ambiguous

ambi means two/both..guous sounds like guess..both are wild guess so its doubtful

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Ambi (am + bi) means 2 , while guous sounds like guess. So if 2 people guess on something, then it will make the subject doubtful or unclear.

ambi means two...guous sounds like guess so it may have one or more meanings

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