noun, plural am·bi·gu·i·ties.
- ambient air standard,
- ambient music,
- ambient noise,
- ambiguous external genitalia,
- ambiguous nucleus,
Origin of ambiguity
Examples from the Web for ambiguity
The ambiguity revolving around the event made it a poor candidate for a final showdown.
Hollande is ‘the king of doublespeak, ambiguity, and perpetual lies’Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the ambiguity of “appropriate disciplinary action” is what is so frightening about the smoking ban.The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS|Chloé Valdary|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was very interested in seeing that the ambiguity of the novel was replicated in the movie.Sherman Alexie on His New Film, the Redskins, and Why It's OK to Laugh at His Work|William O’Connor|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The medium, the long form, rewards… if not ambiguity, then elements that create multiple reactions in the viewer.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh|Andrew Romano|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In case of ambiguity, the one known to have been published by Harper & Brothers in or before 1872 was assumed.Publisher's Advertising (1872)|Anonymous
I can only hope that your reply will avoid any ambiguity, and for your further enlightenment I may inform you that I am annoyed.
This certitude admits no hesitation, no ambiguity; it is absolute; as soon as it has obtained assent, it remains immutable.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2|Plotinos (Plotinus)
It is the ambiguity of language only which can make this proposition appear either doubtful or paradoxical.
Such attempts are necessary in a time of transition, but they involve a measure of obscurity and ambiguity.
noun plural -ties
c.1400, "uncertainty, doubt, indecision, hesitation," also from Medieval Latin ambiguitatem (nominative ambiguitas) "double meaning, equivocalness, double sense," noun of state from ambiguus (see ambiguous).