a. open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead
Rejecting the candidate's equivocal comments on tax reform, the reporters pressed him to state clearly where he stood on the issue.
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He recalled his own equivocal position in Belvedere, a free boy, a leader afraid of his own authority, proud and sensitive and suspicious, battling against the squalor of his life and against the riot of his mind.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
But there was less equivocal testimony, which the credulity of the assembly, or of the greater part, greedily swallowed, however incredible.
He had always felt the absolute impossibility of addressing that enigmatical man, who was, in his eyes, both equivocal and imposing.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Elizabeth saw directly that her father had not the smallest intention of yielding; but his answers were at the same time so vague and equivocal, that her mother, though often disheartened, had never yet despaired of succeeding at last.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Laura Lyons, of equivocal reputation, a long step will have been made towards clearing one incident in this chain of mysteries.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context