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Synonyms for equivocationequiv·o·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evasion, equivocationnoun

    a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

    Synonyms:
    tergiversation, evasiveness, dodging, escape, nonpayment, evasion, prevarication

  2. equivocation, prevarication, evasivenessnoun

    intentionally vague or ambiguous

    Synonyms:
    tergiversation, fabrication, evasiveness, lying, evasion, lie, prevarication

  3. equivocation, tergiversationnoun

    falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language

    Synonyms:
    evasiveness, evasion, prevarication, apostasy, tergiversation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. equivocationnoun

    Synonyms:
    quibbling, prevarication, evasion, shuffling, ambiguity of speech

  2. equivocationnoun

    Synonyms:
    quibble, equivoke, double meaning

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "equivocation":

    ambiguity, prevarication

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How to use equivocation in a sentence?

  1. Melissa Rivers:

    In choosing to accept this settlement, I am able to put the legal aspects of my mother's death behind me and ensure that those culpable for her death have accepted responsibility for their actions quickly and without equivocation.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    I do believe that (Trump) messed up in his comments on Tuesday, when it sounded like a moral equivocation, or at the very least moral ambiguity, when we need extreme moral clarity.

  3. Scott Stringer:

    I firmly believe that all survivors of harassment have the right to come forward. I will reserve further comment until this person has had the opportunity to share their story, for now, let me say without equivocation: these allegations are untrue and do not reflect my interactions with anyone, including any woman or member of my staff.

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