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Not open to more than one interpretation.‘instructions should be unambiguous’
incontrovertible, incontestable, undeniable, irrefutable, unassailable, beyond dispute, unquestionable, beyond question, indubitable, not in doubt, beyond doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, unarguable, inarguable, undebatable, unanswerableView synonyms
- ‘Our messaging is very clear and unambiguous about what happens at each step of the process.’
- ‘Boyce's clear demand for this unambiguous statement was transmitted to Goldsmith through the Prime Minister.’
- ‘The parol evidence rule precludes extrinsic evidence when the document is clear and unambiguous on its face.’
- ‘The message would be unambiguous, women are incapable of managing seats on their own.’
- ‘His clear and unambiguous philosophy was that politics had to do with a contest of ideas.’
- ‘Within task sections, offices are arranged in a clear hierarchy with unambiguous chains of command.’
- ‘If Mr Blair has unambiguous evidence, now is the time to share it.’
- ‘The sessions on the net have been standing room only, and the message is unambiguous.’
- ‘Having said that, I must say that a clear message from unambiguous voices is coming from Pakistan.’
- ‘His message was unambiguous in its support for a war before the United States and the world.’
- ‘It is trite law that nothing less than clear, express and unambiguous language is effective to levy a tax.’
- ‘Add this to the incapacitation benefit, and there is a clear and unambiguous case that locking up criminals is good for the community.’
- ‘Mr Cook said the Yule River meeting delivered an unambiguous message to the Yamatji members who attended.’
- ‘None of this evidence was wholly unambiguous, and no intention to attack was ever expressed.’
- ‘The law should be clear and unambiguous in its opposition to bigotry and prejudice.’
- ‘Such an intention must be clearly manifested by unmistakable and unambiguous language.’
- ‘When societies tend to get hard on drugs and give a clear and unambiguous message, drug use goes down.’
- ‘The partners must set out in clear and unambiguous terms the guiding principles of the co-opetition.’
- ‘No doubt this, not unambiguous, praise helped his triumphant return.’
- ‘That's important, and it should be presented to the people in a clear, unambiguous way.’
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