Synonyms for equivocal

Synonyms for (adjective) equivocal

Synonyms: equivocal

Definition: uncertain as a sign or indication

Usage: the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal

Similar words: inconclusive

Definition: not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question

Usage: an inconclusive reply; inconclusive evidence; the inconclusive committee vote


Synonyms: equivocal, ambiguous

Definition: open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

Usage: 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

Similar words: double, forked

Definition: having two meanings with intent to deceive

Usage: a sly double meaning; spoke with forked tongue


Similar words: evasive

Definition: deliberately vague or ambiguous

Usage: his answers were brief, constrained and evasive; an evasive statement


Similar words: indeterminate

Definition: of uncertain or ambiguous nature

Usage: the equivocal (or indeterminate) objects painted by surrealists


Synonyms: equivocal

Definition: open to question

Usage: aliens of equivocal loyalty; his conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son-Anna Jameson

Similar words: questionable

Definition: subject to question

Usage: questionable motives; a questionable reputation; a fire of questionable origin