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Synonyms for equivocation

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. evasion, equivocationnoun

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

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

  2. equivocation, prevarication, evasivenessnoun

    intentionally vague or ambiguous

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

  3. equivocation, tergiversationnoun

    falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language

    evasiveness, evasion, prevarication, apostasy, tergiversation

Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 2 votes

  1. equivocationnoun

    quibbling, prevarication, evasion, shuffling, ambiguity of speech

  2. equivocationnoun

    quibble, equivoke, double meaning

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "equivocation":

    ambiguity, prevarication

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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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