equivocate

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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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Subjected as they are to strenuous historicizing, contextualizing, post-structuralist theorizing, ambiguating, and "problematizing," these somewhat slender writings, at once didactic and pleasurable to the common-sense reader, exemplify and embody contradictory "discourses," portray a world suspended uncertainly between fiction and fact or between affirmation and subversion of the established power structures, and reveal their authors as ventriloquists or equivocators, and sometimes as being more of the devil's party than they know or can acknowledge.
Equivocators adopt ambiguous strategies where they fail to emphasize any of the strategy dimensions mentioned.
A stern taskmaster with little sympathy for equivocators and backsliders, 69-year-old Sister Helen comes off as a benign tyrant in her operation of Travis Center, a neighborhood halfway house.
It was incredible to see anti-death penalty commentators apologizing constantly, always having to blither "of course no one condones his actions"--as though arguing for life imprisonment made one the squishiest, most bleeding-heart of moral equivocators.
This accidental betrayal not only contrasts with the willfully treasonous betrayal that Kingsley associates with Catholic equivocators, but also results in a specific kind of legal mistake, namely a mistake of jurisdiction.