Equivocacy
Equivocacy E*quiv"o*ca*cy, n. Equivocalness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • equivocacy — n. tendency to be ambiguous (especially with intent to deceive); ambiguousness, state of having two or more possible meanings; questionableness, doubtfulness; uncertainty, state of being undecided …   English contemporary dictionary

  • equivocacy — equiv·o·ca·cy …   English syllables

  • equivocacy — ə̇ˈkwivəkəsē, ēˈ noun ( es) Etymology: equivocal + cy : equivocality 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • equivocal — equivocality, equivocacy /i kwiv euh keuh see/, n. equivocally, adv. equivocalness, n. /i kwiv euh keuhl/, adj. 1. allowing the possibility of several different meanings, as a word or phrase, esp. with intent to deceive or misguide; susceptible… …   Universalium

  • ambiguity — Synonyms and related words: Janus, ambivalence, amphibologism, amphibology, amphiboly, antinomy, asymmetry, biformity, bifurcation, cavil, conjugation, counterword, dichotomy, disproportion, disproportionateness, dodge, double entendre, double… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • double entendre — Synonyms and related words: ambiguity, ambiguousness, amphibology, belly laugh, blue story, complexity of meaning, counterword, dirty joke, dirty story, double meaning, double reference, equivocacy, equivocal, equivocality, equivocalness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • double meaning — Synonyms and related words: ambiguity, ambiguousness, amphibology, complexity of meaning, double entendre, double reference, equivocacy, equivocality, equivocalness, equivocation, equivoque, irony, levels of meaning, multivocality, paronomasia,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • irony — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, Janus, agile wit, ambiguity, ambiguousness, ambivalence, amphibology, antinomy, biformity, bifurcation, black humor, burlesque, caricature, causticity, comedy, complexity of meaning, conjugation, cynicism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • uncertainty — Synonyms and related words: Pyrrhonism, accidentality, actuarial calculation, adventitiousness, agitation, ambiguity, ambiguousness, ambitendency, ambivalence, amphibology, anxiety, apprehension, arrhythmia, bleariness, blur, blurriness, bother,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • uncertainty — n 1. doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, dubiety, skepticism; unsureness, hesitancy, hesitation; caution, wariness, tentativeness; suspicion, suspiciousness, diffidence, misgiving, distrust, mistrust. 2. guess, piece of guesswork; borderline case,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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