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ambiguous (adj.)

"of doubtful or uncertain nature, open to various interpretations," 1520s, from Latin ambiguus "having double meaning, shifting, changeable, doubtful," adjective derived from ambigere "to dispute about, contend, debate," literally "to wander, go about, go around," figuratively "hesitate, waver, be in doubt," from ambi- "about" (from PIE root *ambhi- "around") + agere "drive, lead, act" (from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move"). First attested in Sir Thomas More (1528); related ambiguity dates to c. 1400. Related: Ambiguously; ambiguousness.

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Definitions of ambiguous from WordNet

ambiguous (adj.)
open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead;
the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates
Synonyms: equivocal
ambiguous (adj.)
having more than one possible meaning;
frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy
ambiguous words
ambiguous (adj.)
having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns;
an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference
ambiguous inkblots
From wordnet.princeton.edu