(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unmistakable, unqualified; clear, definite, yes or no, black and white. See certainty.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. straightforward, clear, unambiguous, explicit; see definite 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[un ee KWIV uh kul]
clear and unambiguous.
For a change, the politician's answer was unequivocal.
SYN.: clear, crystal-clear, unambiguous, plain, explicit, unmistakable, absolute, straight, direct, certain, definite.
ANT.: equivocal, ambiguous, *clear as mud
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Clearly defined; notambiguous: clear, distinct, sharp, unambiguous, unmistakable. See CLEAR. 2. Clearly, fully, and sometimes emphatically expressed: categorical, clear, clear-cut, decided, definite, explicit, express, positive, precise, specific, unambiguous. See CLEAR. 3. Completely such, without qualification or exception: absolute, all-out, arrant, complete, consummate, crashing, damned, dead, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plain, pure, sheer2, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unbounded, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved, utter2. Informal: flat-out, positive. Chiefly British: blooming. See BIG, LIMITED.

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