equivocate

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  • verb

Synonyms for equivocate

Synonyms for equivocate

to use evasive or deliberately vague language

to stray from truthfulness or sincerity

Synonyms for equivocate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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Any exploitation of an open-ended authorization has the potential to damage reputations held by a diverse array of equivocating recipients.
President Hugo Chavez wants deep, permanent, thorough change, and no one can accuse him of equivocating.
Afterward, fellow doctors serving on the commission accused Eisenberg of behaving in an equivocating and unscientific manner.
Catholicism believes and teaches the full message of Ephesians 2:8-10, without equivocating or abbreviating the truth.
The Republican Party stands as our adversary on nearly all of these and other issues, while an equivocating Democratic Party has become increasingly estranged from us, as well as its party's core values.
Lack of conviction (personal) is "a modifying or equivocating term.
The full consequence of such a contradictory, repressed character comes to a head in the final harrowing pages of the novel, where the reader can only expect the worst from what is now known about his equivocating nature.
Such equivocating philosophy drives to the heart of the problem with the culture we have inherited today.
Trotter was joined at the same podium by Alice Waters, who was even less equivocating.
Although the politics and regional power dynamics were against them and government departments were equivocating, Frances Bray and Keith Campbell refused to consider the battle lost.
Conway's indictment of this equivocating theory of agency deflates Nietzsche's status as the champion of the heroic will, even as the theory of agency is extrapolated into the agency of a people rather than a lone individual (chap.
His contention that the reformers' desire to preserve religion explains their equivocating deferral of reality to the next world, a deferral evidenced by Puritan rejection of seventeenth-century sectarian millenarianism, discounts their conviction that their hermeneutic practices - themselves derived from Scripture - uncovered "the truth" of God's word.
Hatch in his own words says that the letter "tired a shot across the bow to those who might think we were equivocating.
He argues that the plays express an early modern ambivalence toward self-interested motivation in gift-giving, equivocating love and debt, but also that in these plays we can't reduce generosity to gift-giving or gift-giving to circulation.
Even before the Ghailani verdict, the administration had been equivocating about its announced intention to hold civilian trials for al-Qaida suspects, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the professed architect of the Sept.