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ambiguous

15 Feb

Main Entry: am·big·u·ous
Pronunciation: am-'bi-gy&-w&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin ambiguus, from ambigere to be undecided, from ambi- + agere to drive —
1 : doubtful or uncertain especially from obscurity or indistinctness <eyes of an ambiguous color>
2 : capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways <an ambiguous smile> <an ambiguous term> <a deliberately ambiguous reply>

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weird. how can a word have two totally contrasting meanings? this is very interesting.

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Posted by on February 15, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

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