HyperDic: equivocation

English > 3 senses of the word equivocation:
NOUNcommunicationequivocation, evasiona statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
attributeequivocation, prevarication, evasivenessintentionally vague or ambiguous
actequivocation, tergiversationfalsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
equivocation > pronunciation
Soundsihkwihvahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > equivocation: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth.
Synonymevasion
Narrowercircumlocution, indirect expressionAn indirect way of expressing something
doublespeakAny language that pretends to communicate but actually does not
hedge, hedgingAn intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
quibble, quiddity, cavilAn evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Broadermisrepresentation, deceit, deceptionA misleading falsehood
Spanishequívoco, evasión
Catalanequívoc, evasió
Verbsequivocatebe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
English > equivocation: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningintentionally vague or ambiguous.
Synonymsprevarication, evasiveness
Broaderambiguity, equivocalnessunclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning / meaning
untruthfulnessThe quality of being untruthful
Spanishequívoco, evasión, evasivo, prevaricación, tergiversación, vacilación
Catalancapgirament, evasió, prevariació, tergiversació, vacil·lació
Verbsequivocatebe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
English > equivocation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningfalsification by means of vague or ambiguous language.
Synonymtergiversation
Broaderfalsification, misrepresentationA willful perversion of facts
Spanishambigüedad, evasión, tergiversación
Catalanambigüitat, evasió, tergiversació
Verbsequivocatebe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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