- Open to more than one interpretation or having a double meaning.
- Unclear or doubtful in meaning.
- Lacking clearness or definiteness.
- Having no clear shape or form.
From latin ambiguus, from ambigere (“to go about, wander, hesitate”), from ambi- (“both”) + agere (“to drive, lead, act”).
- The meaning of his message was ambiguous and difficult to interpret.
- The instructions were ambiguous and did not provide a clear understanding of what was expected.
- Her response to the question was ambiguous and unclear.
- The shape of the object was ambiguous and hard to make out.
- The contract language was ambiguous and left room for interpretation.