- ambient air standard,
- ambient music,
- ambient noise,
- ambiguous external genitalia,
- ambiguous nucleus,
Origin of ambiguous
Examples from the Web for ambiguous
We can only speculate as to the intentions behind these ambiguous words.
The writer has followed a rule but compromised clarity; whether the vote or the approval was immediate is ambiguous.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With|Nick Romeo|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The subject area in question is subjective and ambiguous,” he wrote.Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda|Center for Public Integrity|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a sense, the ambiguous nature of their relationship—is it sexual or not?Cara Delevingne, Ireland Baldwin, and How Sexually Uninhibited Models Are Bucking the Male Gaze|Amanda Marcotte|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I really looked at it very carefully, and my feeling is that it has to be ambiguous.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon|Andrew Romano|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her emotions were too definite to find solacing outline in ambiguous pirouettes.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
The truth was that the position of this grave and still comely woman was ambiguous.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
Ambiguous as this reply may be considered, it encouraged the cherished hope that her husband would be restored to her.George Cruikshank's Omnibus|George Cruikshank
Henry and his brothers were, however, compelled in 1572 to sign an ambiguous assent to this agreement.
In this ambiguous feeling, however, the sense of attraction immensely prevailed.In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Word Origin for ambiguous
1520s, from Latin ambiguus "having double meaning, shifting, changeable, doubtful," adjective derived from ambigere "to dispute about," literally "to wander," from ambi- "about" (see ambi-) + agere "drive, lead, act" (see act). Sir Thomas More (1528) seems to have first used it in English, but ambiguity dates back to c.1400. Related: Ambiguously; ambiguousness.