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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
First recorded in 1745-55; un-1 + equivocal
Related forms
unequivocally, adverb
unequivocalness, noun
1. certain, direct, obvious, unmistakable. Unabridged
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  • A slight blush passed over the lawyer's face, a sign of unequivocal satisfaction in him.

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  • Roosevelt's attitude toward the Indians as a race was unequivocal.

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

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  • Tantaine smiled, as though an unequivocal compliment had been paid him.

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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


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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