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equivocal
[ɪˈkwɪvək(ə)l] [ɪˈkwɪvək(ə)l]

  • adj. 模棱两可的;可疑的

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  模棱两可

... biting辛辣的; 刺痛的; 嘲讽的 equivocal模棱两可的; 意义不明的 obstreperous喧闹失控的;不守秩序的: ...

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  两可的

... equivalent①等效,等值的②当量 equivocal两可的,双关的 Ererbium铒 ...

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  意义不明确的

... quiescent 静止的休眠的 equivocal 意义不明确的 模棱两可的 seamless 整压,无缝的 ...

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短语

equivocal reply [法] 模棱两可的回答 ; 模棱两可的回答英语 ; 翻译

unequivocal not equivocal 不模棱两可的 ; 不含糊的 ; 明确的 ; 明白的

equivocal phenomenon 含糊现象

equivocal fitness 适合度

relations are not equivocal 有一种友谊不低于爱情 ; 关系不属于暖昧 ; 倾诉一直推心置腹 ; 结局总是难成眷属

Equivocal term 多义名言

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equivocal [ i'kwivəkəl ]

  • adj.
    • open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

      "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"

      同义词: ambiguous

    • open to question

      "aliens of equivocal loyalty"; "his conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son"

    • uncertain as a sign or indication

      "the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal"

以上来源于: WordNet

 柯林斯英汉双解大词典 

equivocal /ɪˈkwɪvəkəl/ TEM8

  • 1. 

    ADJ If you are equivocal, you are deliberately vague in what you say, because you want to avoid speaking the truth or making a decision. 模棱两可的; 含糊其辞的 [正式]

    例:

    Many were equivocal about the idea.

    很多人对此观点都含糊其辞。

    例:

    His equivocal response has done nothing to dampen the speculation.

    他模棱两可的回应丝毫没有减弱人们的猜测。

  • 2. 

    ADJ If something is equivocal, it is difficult to understand, interpret, or explain, often because it has aspects that seem to contradict each other. (因自相矛盾)难以理解的; 难以解释的 [正式]

    例:

    Research in this area is somewhat equivocal.

    这个领域的研究有些难以理解。

    例:

    He was tortured by an awareness of the equivocal nature of his position.

    他意识到很难解释自己的立场,因此备受折磨。

同近义词同根词

词根: equivocal

adv.

equivocally 可疑地;含糊地

n.

equivocation 含糊话;模棱两可的话

equivocator 说模棱话的人;说话支吾者

vi.

equivocate 说模棱两可的话

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  • Rather heterogeneous and equivocal stratigraphic definitions were found during the revision of existing literature.

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  • There's one do-it-yourself trend, though, about which I can offer a less equivocal endorsement: financial planning.

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  • When Russia invaded Georgia, McCain's response was informed and forceful, Obama's floundering and equivocal.

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