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equivocation


noun
1. a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Syn:
evasion
Derivationally related forms:
equivocate
Hypernyms:
misrepresentation, deceit, deception
Hyponyms:
circumlocution, indirect expression, doublespeak, hedge, hedging,
quibble, quiddity, cavil
2. intentionally vague or ambiguous
Syn:
prevarication, evasiveness
Derivationally related forms:
evasive (for: evasiveness), prevaricate (for: prevarication), equivocate
Hypernyms:
untruthfulness, ambiguity, equivocalness
3. falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
Syn:
tergiversation
Derivationally related forms:
tergiversate (for: tergiversation), equivocate
Hypernyms:
falsification, misrepresentation

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