Equivocation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˌkwɪvəˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word equivocation
Brit.  |ɪˌkwɪvəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word equivocation

noun

- a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth (syn: evasion)
- intentionally vague or ambiguous (syn: evasiveness, prevarication)
- falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language (syn: tergiversation)

Examples

The applicant seemed to be equivocating when we asked him about his last job.

When asked about her tax plan, the candidate didn't equivocate.

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