UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)

The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

equivocal (adj) intentionally ambiguous.

An equivocal statement is able to be understood in more one way, the speaker intending it to be ambiguous. Statements of words which do not have one clear or definite meaning and can be understood in more one way are equivocal. They are misleading. “You shall be free from all worries.” The speaker’s meaning in saying this may be they would help the person to be free from worries or that the person may die and thus be free from worries. This is an example of an equivocal statement.

  • The astrologer’s statement that his client will be flying from place to place and never be at one place may mean either one that the client may be a very busy person flying all the time as a wealthy businessman or that he may be an airlines pilot. Here the astrologer is equivocal.
  • Most politicians are equivocal. While they say one thing which appears to be favorable to public and so understood by them, they mean the exact opposite.
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer