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See definition of equivocating on Dictionary.com
  • as inevasive
  • as inlying
  • as inmendacious
  • as inperjured
  • as inperjurious
  • as inshifty
  • as inevasion

synonyms for equivocating

  • ambiguous
  • cagey
  • deceptive
  • false
  • misleading
  • unclear
  • vague
  • casuistic
  • casuistical
  • cunning
  • devious
  • dissembling
  • elusive
  • elusory
  • fugitive
  • greasy
  • indirect
  • intangible
  • lying
  • oblique
  • prevaricating
  • shifty
  • shuffling
  • slippery
  • sly
  • sophistical
  • stonewalling
  • deceitful
  • deceptive
  • duplicitous
  • erroneous
  • fallacious
  • false
  • fibbing
  • fraudulent
  • insincere
  • lying
  • perfidious
  • perjured
  • prevaricating
  • shifty
  • spurious
  • untrue
  • untruthful
  • wrong
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antonyms for equivocating

MOST RELEVANT
  • clear
  • definite
  • honest
  • truthful
  • direct
  • forthright
  • ready
  • straight
  • straightforward
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    How to use equivocating in a sentence

    Thou art equivocating; 'twill be the worse for thee, that thou triflest with the Council—who are these agents?
    THE BRAVOJ. FENIMORE COOPER
    It is all this equivocating, tantalizing mystery that I can neither abide or understand.
    MARY SEAHAM, VOLUME 2 OF 3ELIZABETH CAROLINE GREY
    But the equivocating witness soon discovers that his falsehood is hunted out of its recesses with an unsparing determination.
    SKETCHES AND STUDIESNATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
    The manufacturer, who encountered the look his mother cast on him at that moment, was on the point of equivocating.
    THE DOWNFALLEMILE ZOLA
    But Robert Darnley was not cut out for shuffling and equivocating.
    PENELOPE: OR, LOVE'S LABOUR LOST, VOL. 2 (OF 3)WILLIAM PITT SCARGILL
    After some equivocating, he confessed that he really was Matthias.
    HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, VOLUME 2JOSEPH SMITH
    Nothing could be more infamous and of worse tendency than this practice of equivocating in the most sacred of all obligations.
    THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.II.TOBIAS SMOLLETT
    How easy is the verbal assent,--the equivocating accent,--the hesitating air!
    JANE TALBOTCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
    A second large order of equivocating appearances will arise,—not as to magnitude, but as to motion.
    NARRATIVE AND MISCELLANEOUS PAPERSTHOMAS DE QUINCEY
    "I do think they are against him now, although they may not be so later on," replied he, equivocating with himself a little.
    THE CANDIDATEJOSEPH ALEXANDER ALTSHELER
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO EQUIVOCATING

    • artifice
    • circumvention
    • come-off
    • cop-out
    • cunning
    • ditch
    • dodge
    • dodging
    • elusion
    • equivocating
    • equivocation
    • eschewal
    • evading
    • evasiveness
    • excuse
    • fancy footwork
    • fugiviteness
    • fugivity
    • jive
    • lie
    • obliqueness
    • pretext
    • prevarication
    • quibble
    • routine
    • runaround
    • ruse
    • shift
    • shirking
    • shuffling
    • shunning
    • slip
    • sophism
    • sophistry
    • stall
    • stonewall
    • subterfuge
    • trick
    • trickery
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