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unequivocal

[uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuh l] /ˌʌn ɪˈkwɪv ə kəl/
adjective
1.
not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation:
an unequivocal indication of assent; unequivocal proof.
2.
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
1745-1755
1745-55; un-1 + equivocal
Related forms
unequivocally, adverb
unequivocalness, noun
Synonyms
1. certain, direct, obvious, unmistakable.
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  • A slight blush passed over the lawyer's face, a sign of unequivocal satisfaction in him.

    The Clique of Gold Emile Gaboriau
  • True; but I'll swear the language of my looks has been unequivocal, if that is what you mean.

  • Irene Triesch, despite her unequivocal sincerity, is not temperamentally suited to the part.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • His name was Lemoss; his testimony to the point and unequivocal.

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  • To the question, then, from which I started, it seems that an unequivocal reply can be given.

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British Dictionary definitions for unequivocal

unequivocal

/ˌʌnɪˈkwɪvəkəl/
adjective
1.
not ambiguous; plain
Derived Forms
unequivocally, adverb
unequivocalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unequivocal
adj.

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

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