from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a grammatical structure that allows of two interpretations; equivocal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. ambiguous; doubtful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ambiguous; doubtful.
- adj. Capable of two meanings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ambiguous; equivocal: now used only in logic as applied to a sentence susceptible of two meanings.
What more contemptible could the Pagans of old have spoken of their dunghill deities, with their amphibolous [i.e., ambiguous] oracles?
He spoke of him afterwards as “that amphibolous being sitting calmly and unmoved on the throne of amphibology, while he cheats and deludes us by his double meaning, covert phraseology, and claps his hands when he sees us involved in his insidious figures of speech, as a spider rejoices over a captured fly.”
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