Definition of Ambiguous:

  1. (of language) open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning.

  2. Unclear or uncertain. An ambiguous phrase is one that is not easy to understand, and often could be interpreted different ways. Something ambiguous can occasionally be deceptive, either intentionally or unintentionally, because the interpreter isnt able to figure out the actual meaning. The terms and conditions of a website, or the warranty of a product, if written with ambiguity, could lead to a consumer not understanding the consequences of certain behaviors.

Synonyms of Ambiguous

Greek to one, Agnostic, Amalgamated, Ambivalent, Amphibious, Amphibolic, Amphibological, Amphibolous, Antinomic, Beyond understanding, Blended, Capricious, Chancy, Changeable, Combined, Complex, Composite, Compound, Compounded, Confusable, Conglomerate, Cryptic, Dappled, Dicey, Double-faced, Doubtful, Doubting, Dubious, Eclectic, Enigmatic, Enigmatical, Equivocal, Equivocatory, Erratic, Fickle, Fifty-fifty, Fishy, Foggy, Half-and-half, Hesitant, Hesitating, Heterogeneous, Impenetrable, Inarticulate, Incalculable, Incognizable, Incoherent, Incomprehensible, Inconclusive, Indecisive, Indefinite, Indemonstrable, Indeterminate, Indiscriminate, Indistinct, Inscrutable, Intricate, Ironic, Irresolute, Jumbled, Many-sided, Medley, Mingled, Miscellaneous, Misleading, Misty, Mixed, Motley, Multifaceted, Multinational, Multiracial, Multivocal, Mysterious, Numinous, Obscure, Opaque, Oracular, Oxymoronic, Paradoxical, Past comprehension, Patchy, Pluralistic, Polysemantic, Polysemous, Problematic, Promiscuous, Puzzling, Questionable, Rambling, Scrambled, Self-contradictory, Skeptical, Suspect, Syncretic, Tenebrous, Thrown together, Touch-and-go, Unaccountable, Uncertain, Unclear, Unconfirmable, Unconnected, Unconvinced, Undefined, Undependable, Undivinable, Unfathomable, Unforeseeable, Unintelligible, Unknowable, Unpersuaded, Unpredictable, Unprovable, Unreliable, Unsearchable, Unsettled, Unsure, Unverifiable, Vague, Variable, Varied, Wavering, Whimsical, Equivocal, Ambivalent, Open to debate, Open to argument, Arguable, Debatable

How to use Ambiguous in a sentence?

  1. Because the teachers words were ambiguous , the students could not tell if the first draft or the final paper was due on Friday.
  2. The language in the rule book was ambiguous on this subject: there was no clear-cut answer for me to base my decision.
  3. Ambiguous phrases.
  4. The word biweekly is ambiguous , because it can mean either happening every two weeks or happening twice a week.

Meaning of Ambiguous & Ambiguous Definition