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unequivocal adj
1 admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement" [syn: univocal, unambiguous] [ant: equivocal]
2 clearly defined or formulated; "the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney [syn: definitive]

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Etymology

un- + equivocal

Adjective

  1. something which is said or spoken to be without equal, matchless
    I wanted to do something in my life that was unequivocal.
    At the time of its construction, the scope and size of the Golden Gate Bridge's construction was unequivocal.
  2. without equivocation or ambiguity; singularly clear, unmistakable, or unquestionable
    I want you to give me an unequivocal guarantee on that.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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