Antonyms of adj ambiguous

3 senses of ambiguous

Sense 1
equivocal (vs. unequivocal), 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")


Sense 2
ambiguous (vs. unambiguous) -- (having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy")

unambiguous (vs. ambiguous) -- (having or exhibiting a single clearly defined meaning; "As a horror, apartheid...is absolutely unambiguous"- Mario Vargas Llosa)
        => monosemous -- (having only one meaning)

Sense 3
ambiguous -- (having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots")

INDIRECT (VIA unstructured) -> structured -- (having definite and highly organized structure; "a structured environment")

Similarity of adj ambiguous

3 senses of ambiguous

Sense 1
equivocal (vs. unequivocal), 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")
       => double, forked -- (having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue")
       => evasive -- (deliberately vague or ambiguous; "his answers were brief, constrained and evasive"; "an evasive statement")
       => indeterminate -- (of uncertain or ambiguous nature; "the equivocal (or indeterminate) objects painted by surrealists")
          Also See-> ambiguous#2

Sense 2
ambiguous (vs. unambiguous) -- (having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy")
       => double-barreled, double-barrelled -- (having two purposes; twofold; "our double-barreled desire to make things profitable as well as attractive"- Louis Kronenbergers)
       => double-edged -- (capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways; "double-edged praise")
       => enigmatic, oracular -- (resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile")
       => left-handed -- (ironically ambiguous; "a left-handed compliment")
       => multivalent, multi-valued -- (having many values, meanings, or appeals; "subtle, multivalent allegory")
       => polysemous, polysemantic -- (of words; having many meanings)
       => uncertain -- (ambiguous (especially in the negative); "she spoke in no uncertain terms")
          Also See-> equivocal#1, ambiguous#1; unclear#2

Sense 3
ambiguous -- (having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots")
       => unstructured (vs. structured) -- (lacking definite structure or organization; "an unstructured situation with no one in authority"; "a neighborhood gang with a relatively unstructured system"; "children in an unstructured environment often feel insecure"; "unstructured inkblots")

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