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[uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuh l] /ˌʌn ɪˈkwɪv ə kəl/
not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation:
an unequivocal indication of assent; unequivocal proof.
absolute; unqualified; not subject to conditions or exceptions:
The cosigner of a note gives unequivocal assurance that it will be paid when due.
Origin of unequivocal
1745-55; un-1 + equivocal
Related forms
unequivocally, adverb
unequivocalness, noun
1. certain, direct, obvious, unmistakable. Unabridged
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  • Sulzberger made a public statement of unequivocal support.
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  • Government officials point to their voluntary disarmament, completed earlier this year, as an unequivocal success.
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  • If this was scientific, they would have stated over what time period, the unequivocal warming has occurred.
  • Your lies are inherent in the omission of any or all unequivocal answers to my questions.
British Dictionary definitions for unequivocal


not ambiguous; plain
Derived Forms
unequivocally, adverb
unequivocalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unequivocal

1784, from un- (1) "not" + equivocal. Related: Unequivocally.

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