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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

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

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

I love discomfort. I mean, my whole life is discomfort. One reason I can never retire is that the idea of just sitting on the beach totally comfortable is not a desideratum in my life. I like ambiguity, I like conflict, I like uncertainly.
Alan Dershowitz

The mark of a mature, psychologically healthy mind is indeed the ability to live with uncertainty and ambiguity, but only as much as there really is. Uncertainty is no virtue when the facts are clear, and ambiguity is mere obfuscation when more precise terms are applicable.
Julian Baggini
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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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