having more than one possible meaning; uncertain in meaning or intention
not clearly stated or defined
"an equivocal statement"
"the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"
"the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"
"popularity is an equivocal crown"
"an equivocal response to an embarrassing question"
"frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"
"an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"
Even the most dexterous distances of the old masters..are ambiguous.
出自： J. Ruskin