Origin of ambiguous
Examples from the Web for ambiguously
By the 1950s the rapid assignment of gender to an ambiguously gendered infant had become standard.
But when he goes over a line that it is ambiguously drawn, then we erupt with outrage.Phil Robertson’s Despicable AIDS Argument Should Be the Last Straw|Kevin Fallon|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The new version of the bill is so ambiguously written, it might be almost as discriminatory as the old version.How Anti-Gay Will Mississippi’s ‘New’ Religious Freedom Bill Be?|Jay Michaelson|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Julius nurses an intense and ambiguously unrequited crush on Titus.‘Telegraph Avenue’: Michael Chabon on His Obsessive Novel of Fandom|Josh Dzieza|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I did not press for an explanation of this speech, that sounded so ambiguously strange.The Bandolero|Mayne Reid
"He or another will be at our side soon," answered the false lieutenant, ambiguously.The Red River Half-Breed|Gustave Aimard
Ormond's deportment was of an unexampled tenor, as well as that evil which he had so ambiguously predicted.Ormond, Volume III (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown
As ambiguously as an image can be interpreted, its efficiency in advertising was confirmed in rising sales figures.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
"No time like the present to learn a lesson," she replied, ambiguously.The Dude Wrangler|Caroline Lockhart
British Dictionary definitions for ambiguously
Word Origin for ambiguous
Word Origin and History for ambiguously
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.