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[mass noun] The state or quality of being ambiguous or open to more than one interpretation:‘the equivocacy of the term helps him in his argumentation’
ambivalence, equivocationView synonyms
- ‘Only univocal assertions protect us from equivocacy.’
- ‘The equivocacy of scripture serves as an instrument of divine justice.’
- ‘The sexual equivocacy was also constantly reinforced by the theatrical conventions in which actresses were presented to male audiences as beautiful, sexual, available beings.’
- ‘They satisfied his desire for that elusive double who, like a parallel universe, may both share and appease the anguish of existence and the equivocacy of art.’
- ‘The equivocacy of Descartes's position was mocked by many of his contemporaries.’
Mid 17th century: from late Latin aequivocus (see equivocal) + -acy.
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