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Or a person could appeal to ambiguous language. Christianity Today (2000)Their already ambiguous moral roles freed female outsiders to express discontent with the status quo. Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (2006)But on closer inspection it represents something rather more ambiguous and conflicted. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)On questions of policy the message is more ambiguous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was just such an ambiguous role for her. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)It was a pretty ambiguous relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The background is extensively researched; the tragic story of betrayed romance is presented as morally ambiguous. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In fact, she was something altogether more ambiguous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Critics slammed it as confusing, ambiguous and complex. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Recent Polish history is especially painful and morally ambiguous. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The current language of the Bill is ambiguous and unclear in the attempt to reconcile different and sometimes contradictory objectives. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As much as any other factor in our language, the ambiguous meaning of man serves to deny women recognition as people. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995) Relationships are ambiguous and your dilemma is particularly difficult, but mapping out options and outcomes might help to make things clearer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In many pieces, what seems to be a transparent contemporary reference in the opening lines is followed by something vague or ambiguous. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The sick role is ambiguous in those illnesses in which patients are held responsible for their sickness: drug addiction and alcoholism are two examples. Sociology (1995)Sport is vivid, compelling, ambiguous and open to all kinds of subjective interpretations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is not an ambiguous message, it is much worse than that: pure poetry. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In the lives of nations, as distinguished from the lives of people, moral choice is more difficult and ambiguous. Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)Some listeners may wonder about the museum's ambiguous relationship with HSBC. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: ambiguous ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as ambiguous, you mean that it is unclear or confusing because it can be understood in more than one way.
This agreement is very ambiguous and open to various interpretations.
Definition of ambiguous from the Collins English Dictionary
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