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amphibolousa. [L. amphibolus, Gr. thrown about, doubtful. See Amphibole.].
  •  Ambiguous; doubtful.  [1913 Webster]
    "Never was there such an amphibolous quarrel -- both parties declaring themselves for the king."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Capable of two meanings.  [1913 Webster]
    "An amphibolous sentence is one that is capable of two meanings, not from the double sense of any of the words, but from its admitting of a double construction; e. g., “The duke yet lives that Henry shall depose.”"  [1913 Webster]




N equivocalness, double meaning, ambiguity, double entente, double entendre, pun, paragram, calembour, quibble, equivoque, anagram, conundrum, play on words, word play, homonym, homonymy, amphiboly, amphibology, ambilogy, ambiloquy, Sphinx, Delphic oracle, equivocation, white lie, mental reservation, paltering, equivocal, ambiguous, amphibolous, homonymous, double-tongued, enigmatical, indeterminate, on the one hand, on the other hand.

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