Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Having a double meaning; equivocal.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "ambiguous":

  1. I did not at the time understand the ambiguous words you spoke to me a little while ago, but now I know their meaning. - "Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel", E. Werner.
  2. Still they strove in general to enforce its provisions, but according to that interpretation, which, at the conclusion of the treaty, they had put upon certain ambiguous articles. - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.
  3. Meyerbeer was a warning to them; the Parisian opera had tempted him into certain ambiguous Semitic accentuations in music, which fairly scared the " men of culture." - "On Conducting (Ueber das Dirigiren): A Treatise on Style in the Execution of Classical Music", Richard Wagner (translated by Edward Dannreuther).