What does the word ambiguous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Ambiguously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having a double meaning; equivocal.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Ambiguousness.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Richard Wagner (translated by Edward Dannreuther)