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Definition of Ambiguity

Ambiguity

  1. The quality or state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty, particularly as to the signification of language, arising from its admitting of more than one meaning; an equivocal word or expression.

Ambiguity Quotations

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words. - Thomas Reid
There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
Thomas Reid

The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.
Gilda Radner

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
Sigmund Freud

All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It's fun, and it's fun because it's hard.
Edward Norton

During the Cold War, we lived in coded times when it wasn't easy and there were shades of grey and ambiguity.
John le Carre
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Ambiguity Translations

ambiguity in German is Doppelsinnigkeit
ambiguity in Italian is equivoco
ambiguity in Swedish is tvetydighet
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