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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Ambiguous


AMBIG'UOUS, adjective [Latin ambiguus.]

Having two or more meanings; doubtful; being of uncertain signification; susceptible of different interpretations; hence, obscure. It is applied to words and expressions; not to a dubious state of mind, though it may be to a person using words of doubtful signification.

The ancient oracles were ambiguous as were their answers.