US: /æmˈbɪɡjuəs/
UK: /æmbˈɪɡjuːəs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

ambiguous /æm'bigjuəs/
  • tính từ
    • tối nghĩa
    • không rõ ràng, mơ hồ; nước đôi, nhập nhằng
      • ambiguous case: trường hợp nhập nhằng

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 that can be understood in more than one way; having different meanings: an ambiguous word / term / statement + Her account was deliberately ambiguous.
2 not clearly stated or defined: His role has always been ambiguous.
ambiguously adverb: an ambiguously worded agreement

Thesaurus dictionary

1 equivocal, amphibological, amphibolic or amphibolous; misleading:
If one says 'Taylor saw Tyler drunk', which one was drunk is ambiguous.
2 doubtful, dubious, questionable, obscure, indistinct, unclear, indefinite, indeterminate, uncertain, undefined, inconclusive, uncertain, vague, misty, foggy, unclear; cryptic, Delphic, enigmatic(al), oracular, mysterious, puzzling; confusable:
The soothsayer's prophecies were sufficiently ambiguous to allow for several conflicting interpretations.
3 unreliable, undependable:
How can the doctor decide on a correct diagnosis when the symptoms are ambiguous?

Collocation dictionary


be | remain | make sth, render sth
The paragraph is rendered ambiguous by the writer's careless use of pronouns.


highly, very | rather, slightly, somewhat | deliberately, intentionally
I suspected that he was being deliberately ambiguous.

Concise English dictionary

+open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
+having more than one possible meaning
+having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns