(Literally, called equally one thing or the other; hence:) Having two significations equally applicable; capable of double interpretation; of doubtful meaning; ambiguous; uncertain; as, equivocal words; an equivocal sentence.
Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful.
A word or expression capable of different meanings; an ambiguous term; an equivoque.
Having a doubtful meaning; susceptibleto varying interpretations; ambiguous.
open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"; "popularity is an equivocal crown"; "an equivocal response to an embarrassing question"
uncertain as a sign or indication; "the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal"
adj. not certain; capable of having more than one meaning or interpretation; ambiguous.