1. a двусмысленный

ambiguous words — двусмысленные слова

ambiguous activity — двусмысленная деятельность

2. a неясный, нечёткий; неопределённый; допускающий двоякое толкование; неоднозначный

ambiguous answer — неопределённый ответ

ambiguous terms — неопределённые условия

ambiguous statement — заявление, допускающее двоякое толкование

ambiguous style — неясный стиль

ambiguous definition — неоднозначное определение

ambiguous solution — неоднозначное решение

ambiguous reference — неоднозначная ссылка

3. a лингв. неоднозначный; омонимичный

the sentence is two ways ambiguous — предложение двузначно

Синонимический ряд:
1. cryptic (adj.) anomalous; cryptic; enigmatic; oracular; paradoxical; problematic; puzzling; unclassifiable
2. doubtful (adj.) borderline; chancy; clouded; doubtable; doubtful; dubitable; fishy; impugnable; indecisive; open; precarious; problematical; queasy; questionable; shady; shaky; suspect; suspicious; undecided; uneasy; unsettled; unstable; unsure
3. obscure (adj.) amphibological; cloudy; deceptive; double-edged; double-faced; dubious; dusky; equivocal; indefinite; indeterminate; indistinct; misleading; murky; nebulous; nubilous; obscure; opaque; sibylline; tenebrous; uncertain; unclear; unexplicit; unintelligible; vague
Антонимический ряд:
clear; definite; explicit; indisputable; lucid; necessary; obvious; plain; unambiguous; unequivocal

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  • Ambiguous — Am*big u*ous, a. [L. ambiguus, fr. ambigere to wander about, waver; amb + agere to drive.] Doubtful or uncertain, particularly in respect to signification; capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses; equivocal; as, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambiguous — UK US /æmˈbɪgjuəs/ adjective ► having more than one possible meaning, and therefore likely to cause confusion: »Many companies are appealing against the ruling, because the wording is ambiguous …   Financial and business terms

  • ambiguous — (adj.) 1520s, from L. ambiguus having double meaning, shifting, changeable, doubtful, adjective derived from ambigere to dispute about, lit. to wander, from ambi about (see AMBI (Cf. ambi )) + agere drive, lead, act (see ACT (Cf. act)). Sir… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ambiguous — equivocal, cryptic, enigmatic, vague, *obscure, dark Analogous words: dubious, *doubtful, questionable Antonyms: explicit Contrasted words: lucid, perspicuous, *clear: express, definite, specific, categorical (see EXPLICIT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ambiguous — [adj] having more than one meaning clear as dishwater*, cryptic, doubtful, dubious, enigmatic, enigmatical, equivocal, inconclusive, indefinite, indeterminate, inexplicit, muddy, obscure, opaque, puzzling, questionable, tenebrous, uncertain,… …   New thesaurus

  • ambiguous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of language) having more than one meaning. 2) not clear or decided. DERIVATIVES ambiguously adverb. ORIGIN Latin ambiguus doubtful …   English terms dictionary

  • ambiguous — [am big′yo͞o əs] adj. [L ambiguus < ambigere, to wander < ambi , about, around + agere, to do, ACT1] 1. having two or more possible meanings 2. not clear; indefinite; vague SYN. OBSCURE ambiguously adv. ambiguousness n …   English World dictionary

  • ambiguous — 01. The President was purposefully [ambiguous] in his reply. 02. I feel pretty [ambiguous] about the party. I hope it s a success, but I don t want to go myself. 03. There can be no [ambiguity] over the right of people to say what they believe.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • ambiguous — ambiguously, adv. ambiguousness, n. /am big yooh euhs/, adj. 1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer. 2. Ling. (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more… …   Universalium

  • ambiguous — am•big•u•ous [[t]æmˈbɪg yu əs[/t]] adj. 1) cv open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations: an ambiguous answer[/ex] 2) difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character[/ex] 3) lacking clearness… …   From formal English to slang

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