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am·big·u·ous

ambiguous

 
 
pronunciation:
aem bIg yu s
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having more than one possible meaning.
The politician's ambiguous answers left the reporters confused about what he really planned to do.
derivations: ambiguously (adv.), ambiguousness (n.)
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The word ambiguous contains the following parts:
ambi- Latin prefix that means both, on both sides, around
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synonyms:
amphi-, ampho-
 
-ous, -ious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix "-ous , -ious " attaches to Latin, Greek, and native English roots