equivocation


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an expression or term liable to more than one interpretation

Synonyms for equivocation

a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

intentionally vague or ambiguous

falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language

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This explains Socrates' extraordinary inclusiveness and simultaneous ambivalence about the cognitive value and success of ordinary crafts, for the paradeigmatist can grant or withdraw knowledge claims flexibly, but not arbitrarily, and without equivocation on knowing.
So conflicts "CC" can be equally caused by elected leaders who in the "art of politicaling" resort to lies, equivocation and deception to gain their goals
There was nonetheless much apparent sincerity and zero equivocation in Bopara's voice as he stood up for the man he has seen prove doubters wrong so often.
Let's consider both equivocation and humor and see if there are lessons to be learned.
He urged national unity to maintain Bahrain's stability and ward off all subversive attempts to undermines nation unity, stressing the need to renounce violence without any equivocation.
He argues that the trans-Atlantic free market conservative project was characterized by uncertainty and a collapsed worldview in the wake of the Great Depression and only emerged in more strident form after an extended period of contestation and debate, when Milton Friedman took advantage of a more receptive audience, built in large part through the work of the Mont Pelerin Society, to abandon equivocation and promote a renewed sense of free market certainty.
Trump offers no equivocation, no misty Statue-of-Liberty pieties, no Democratic grubbing for Latino votes, no Republican chasing after cheap Latino labor.
We have to condemn all external attempts to interfere in the GCC countriesآ' affairs, focus only on issues that achieve our interests and adopt firm, clear and consistent stances, without courtesy or equivocation, in order to safeguard our security and stability whatever the results are," he said.
We have to condemn all external attempts to interfere in the GCC countries' affairs, focus only on issues that achieve our interests and adopt firm, clear and consistent stances, without courtesy or equivocation, in order to safeguard our security and stability whatever the results are," he said.
Anti-Semitism must be confronted without any equivocation, for it threatens not only Jews but the values Americans cherish.
Elections shall take place without any equivocation," Souaid stressed, voicing rejection of 1960 poll law.
American Express, he said, has strict requirements for accreditation, which HomePay has succeeded in meeting without any qualification or equivocation.
Pushing ahead, Fahey next tackles "Imperfect Speech: Equivocation and Metaphor in Macbeth.
Caught out lying, the priests dug around in the philosophical toolkit and pulled out the verbal chisels of equivocation and evasion in their defense.
First she must find some ground between univocality and equivocation for the analogical terms to inhabit.