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ambiguous grammatical construction; e.g., `they are flying planes' can mean either that someone is flying planes or that something is flying planes amphibology , amphiboly
ambiguous and oracular delphic
(Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice; the messages were usually obscure or ambiguous Delphic oracle , Oracle of Apollo , oracle of Delphi , Temple of Apollo
ambiguous talk double-talk , weasel words
riddle or ambiguous saying enigma
ambiguous or evasive equivocal
mislead or be ambiguous equivocate
intentionally vague or ambiguous equivocation , evasiveness , prevarication
ambiguous language equivocation , prevarication , temporization , tergiversation
falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language equivocation , tergiversation
intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement hedge , hedging
deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language use to mislead and manipulate the public newspeak
ambiguous region between two categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both) no man's land , twilight zone
use of ambiguous words parisology
any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations projective device , projective technique , projective test
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