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Or a person could appeal to ambiguous language. Christianity Today (2000)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. Martin, April 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)The current language of the Bill is ambiguous and unclear in the attempt to reconcile different and sometimes contradictory objectives. Times, Sunday Times (2011) 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)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. Abshire, David M. Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)

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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.
  • American English: ambiguous
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ambíguo
  • Chinese: 模棱两可的
  • European Spanish: ambiguo
  • French: ambigu
  • German: unklar
  • Italian: ambiguo
  • Japanese: あいまいな
  • Korean: 애매한
  • European Portuguese: ambíguo
  • Latin American Spanish: ambiguo

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