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synonyms for equivoque

  • ambiguous statement
  • ambiguousness
  • avoidance
  • deceit
  • deception
  • double meaning
  • equivocality
  • equivocalness
  • equivocation
  • evasion
  • indefiniteness
  • prevarication
  • stonewalling
  • tergiversation
  • unclearness
  • vagueness
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How to use equivoque in a sentence

Every thing, in a word, is tolerated which can in any way be passed into an equivoque.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
It is easy to see how the Elizabethan tendency to word-quibble and equivoque would help to give currency to the Latin form.
THE NEW HUDSON SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESARWILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I took the equivoque, which was incomprehensible to Harcourt: I hardly need say, that the latter and I were on the best terms.
JAPHET IN SEARCH OF A FATHERFREDERICK MARRYAT
Not that the Law of Sufficient Reason is quite free from equivoque.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 8VARIOUS
Charming oscillation, fascinating motion, most graceful equivoque!
THE SEAJULES MICHELET
Only, to prevent all equivoque, we must understand one another.
EVERYDAY OBJECTSW. H. DAVENPORT ADAMS
He can always quiet the voice of conscience by an equivoque.
AURICULAR CONFESSION AND POPISH NUNNERIESWILLIAM HOGAN
The medium here cleverly evades giving a name by an equivoque.
HOURS WITH THE GHOSTS OR, NINETEENTH CENTURY WITCHCRAFTHENRY RIDGELY EVANS
And the Countess can look a profound merriment with perfect sedateness when there appears to be an equivoque in company.
EVAN HARRINGTON, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
A tide is always said to run,—but I thought of the tide without attending to the equivoque, which must be altered.
MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, VOLUME V (OF 10)JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART
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WORDS RELATED TO EQUIVOQUE

  • ambiguity
  • amphiboly
  • double meaning
  • equivocality
  • equivocation
  • equivoque
  • innuendo
  • joke
  • pun
  • tergiversation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.