amphibological


amphibological
of doubtful meaning, ambiguous, quibbling.

Consequently it must be recognised that the rather amphibological expression "soulless psychology" implies no negation of the existence of the soul.


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  • Amphibological — Am*phib o*log ic*al ([a^]m*f[i^]b [ o]*l[o^]j [i^]*kal), a. Of doubtful meaning; ambiguous. Amphibological expressions. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] {Am*phib o*log ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphibological — index equivocal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amphibological — adj. Describes an ambiguous sentence that, depending on how it is read, can have one of two meanings. For example, If you think our waiters are rude, you should see the manager. Category: Language (General) …   New words

  • amphibological — am·phib·o·log·i·cal …   English syllables

  • amphibological — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amphibologically — Amphibological Am*phib o*log ic*al ([a^]m*f[i^]b [ o]*l[o^]j [i^]*kal), a. Of doubtful meaning; ambiguous. Amphibological expressions. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] {Am*phib o*log ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphibology — amphibological /am fib euh loj i keuhl/, adj. amphibologically, adv. /am feuh bol euh jee/, n., pl. amphibologies. amphiboly. [1325 75; ME amphibologie < LL amphibologia. See AMPHIBOLY, LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • equivocal — I adjective ambiguous, ambiguus, ambivalent, amphibological, amphibolous, anceps, bewildering, cloudy, confusing, controversial, debatable, deceptive, dim, disputable, doubtful, dubious, dubius, enigmatic, enigmatical, equivocating, equivocatory …   Law dictionary

  • Language (General) — Language General amphibological antigram antilanguage aptagram autological beforemath Bubbonics camouflanguage …   New words

  • ambiguous — Synonyms and related words: Greek to one, agnostic, amalgamated, ambivalent, amphibious, amphibolic, amphibological, amphibolous, antinomic, beyond understanding, blended, capricious, chancy, changeable, combined, complex, composite, compound,… …   Moby Thesaurus