Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun equivocation

3 senses of equivocation

Sense 1
evasion, equivocation -- (a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth)
       => misrepresentation, deceit, deception -- (a misleading falsehood)

Sense 2
equivocation, prevarication, evasiveness -- (intentionally vague or ambiguous)
       => untruthfulness -- (the quality of being untruthful)
       => ambiguity, equivocalness -- (unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning)

Sense 3
equivocation, tergiversation -- (falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language)
       => falsification, misrepresentation -- (a willful perversion of facts)

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