Unequivocal is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of unequivocal, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
EXAMPLES - Unequivocal in a Sentence
- Science of global warming described as unequivocal (source)
- London's views of the socialist movement did not remain unequivocal. (source)
- She said originally in unequivocal terms that the primaries would not count. (source)
- How does that square with 'unequivocal' evidence anthro-warming is real and dangerous? (source)
- That the globe is empirically warming is fact; it is "unequivocal" (see here and here). (source)
- That warming is "unequivocal" And that global warming is very likely caused by greenhouse gases. (source)
- The 2007 IPCC report called climate change "unequivocal" and "very likely" caused by human activity. (source)
- Virasam recalls his unequivocal commitment to Communism and boundless love and compassion for humanity. (source)
- The report called climate change "unequivocal" and "very likely" caused by emissions from human activity. (source)
- Its conclusions -- that climate change is "unequivocal" and poses a major threat -- remain beyond reproach, he said. (source)
- That report called climate change "unequivocal" and "very likely" caused by greenhouse-gas emissions from human activity. (source)
- The June 17 letter pledged "unequivocal" support to the department's steps to tighten regulation of the for-profit industry. (source)
- Casting aside the scientific caution of the first three reports, it says global warming is "unequivocal" and largely man-made. (source)
- Its Mid-Year 2010 Scorecard found that, for the five years ending June 30, 2010, the data was "unequivocal" for fixed income funds. (source)
- For example, at the outset of Phase I, the Palestinian leadership was supposed to issue "unequivocal" recognition of Israel's right to exist. (source)
- Note: Tyler provide a minor correction - 'unequivocal' not 'self-proclaimed'. angdesj versus Harlan - Ty I think you should consider this for the next PPV. (source)
- Of course it will take time to identify specific individuals, but it would have taken Stern no time to condemn assaults against players in unequivocal terms. (source)
- Mr. Pachauri presided as IPCC chairman over the preparation of a 2007 report that declared climate change "unequivocal" and "very likely" caused by human activity. (source)
- The extreme weather, Inhofe said by e-mail, reinforced doubts about scientists 'conclusion that global warming was "unequivocal" and likely caused by human activity. (source)
- KING: And Candy, when you say "unequivocal" and you talk about how important it is that she not be viewed, as you put it earlier, as the skunk of the Democratic Party. (source)
- One source of these writings is the Saudi scholar Safr al-Hawali, who has invoked the need to conquer the West with da'wa, using terms unequivocal in their combativeness: (source)
- On one hand, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change deemed it "unequivocal" and "very likely" that global warming, if it truly exists, is spurred by human activity. (source)
- AstraZeneca said it was able to stop a trial of cholesterol medication Crestor early after data showed an "unequivocal" reduction in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. (source)
- Joe Quesada stated in unequivocal terms that Captain America was wrong and Dan Slott announced a new Great Lakes Avengers one-shot that he will be writing with Fabian Nicieza. (source)
- At the end of the day, all the delegates unified in support, based on what they described as unequivocal commitment from the Obama campaign to better the rights of Asian Americans. (source)
- It is characterized as a typical suicide note and the fact that the language was unequivocal, meaning there was no doubt as to what the suspects were up to and what they hoped to accomplish. (source)
- While the IPCC report concluded that evidence for human-caused global warming was "unequivocal" and was linked to emissions of greenhouse gases, the latest report didn't seek to address the issue. (source)
- That "unequivocal" experience was shared with Ursula Stewart, for whom Hamilton left Lois and began a marriage so tempestuous that he frequently retreated back to the undemanding comforts of Lois's household. (source)
- In a statement released late Friday, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said Obama's commitment to repealing the law remains "unequivocal" and that Obama "is committed to getting this done both soon and right." (source)
- In a new book published about the presidential election campaign by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heileman, Game Change, the senator is described as somebody whose encouragement of Mr Obama was "unequivocal". (source)
- Romney's print ads, in the form of an open letter, say the evidence on Obama's economic stewardship is "unequivocal" -- his policies have "fallen short even by the standards your own administration set for itself." (source)
- Another investigation is poised to look into the United Nations 'Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which said in a 2007 report that climate change is "unequivocal" and "very likely" caused by human activity. (source)
- London's Sunday Times reports that scientists are "casting doubt" on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's "claim that global temperatures are rising inexorably because of human pollution," a claim the IPCC describes as "unequivocal": (source)
- PAULA NEWTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT: What we've been told is that the language contained in that note is unequivocal, meaning there can be no debate as to what their intention was in terms of launching that attack at Glasgow Airport. (source)
- Authors of a landmark 2007 report on global warming have admitted to some errors in their work, though they stand by their conclusion that climate change is "unequivocal" and is "very likely" due to human activity, such as burning fossil fuels for energy. (source)
- Manchin said in a subsequent interview with radio host Hoppy Kercheval -- the king of West Virginia politics -- that he has lined up the "unequivocal" support of both the Chamber of Commerce and major labor groups, which have both been his allies in the past. (source)
- Rhee told The Post that she "could not imagine doing this job without the kind of unequivocal support [Fenty] has given," standing by her despite criticism over school closures, bruising negotiations with the teachers union, layoffs and tough budget decisions. (source)
- When the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC released its fourth assessment on climate science in 2007the one that called evidence of warming temperatures "unequivocal" - it seemed as if the scientific debate over global warming was essentially over. (source)
- The U.N. scientific body that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its climate change report, which called global warming "unequivocal" and almost certainly caused by human activity, is expected to tell the conference its findings and warnings of potential disasters are hopelessly out of date. (source)
- On A1 today, Bill Turque and Nikita Stewart report her latest comments -- telling the Post that she "could not imagine doing this job without the kind of unequivocal support [Fenty] has given" and telling WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza that she hasn't seen a "willingness to make some very difficult decisions" from Vincent Gray. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 34.0, which suggests that "unequivocal" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 39 synonyms for unequivocal.
absolute, apparent, categorical, certain, clear, clear-cut, decided, decisive, direct, distinct, downright, evident, explicit, flat out, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, manifest, no catch, no fine print, no holds barred, no ifs ands or buts, no strings attached, obvious, open and shut, palpable, patent, plain, straight, straight out, straightforward, unambiguous, uncontestable, undeniable, undisputable, univocal, unmistakable, unquestionable
We have 14 antonyms for unequivocal.
ambiguous, conditional, disputable, doubtful, dubious, equivocal, indefinite, obscure, obscured, questionable, uncertain, unclear, unsure, vague
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of unequivocal from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous: an unequivocal success.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Unambiguous; without equivocation or ambiguity; singularly clear, unmistakable, or unquestionable
- (adjective) Without equal, matchless. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Not equivocal; not doubtful; not ambiguous; evident; sincere; plain
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Not equivocal, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
- (adjective) clearly defined or formulated