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amphibolous

[ am-fib-uh-luhs ]
/ æmˈfɪb ə ləs /
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adjective

ambiguous or equivocal, especially when due to the uncertain grammatical construction of a word or phrase.

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Origin of amphibolous

1635–45; <Latin amphibolus<Greek amphíbolos thrown on both sides, ambiguous, equivalent to amphi-amphi- + -bol- (verbid of bállein to throw) + -os-ous
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