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Equivocation

E`quiv`o`ca´tion
n.1.The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead.
Noun1.equivocation - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Synonyms: evasion
2.equivocation - intentionally vague or ambiguous
3.equivocation - falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
Synonyms: tergiversation
ambiguity, ambivalence, amphibology, antinomy, apparent soundness, avoidance, avoiding reaction, bickering, boggling, captiousness, casuistry, caviling, chicane, chicanery, circularity, circumvention, coloring, confabulation, counterword, defense mechanism, disingenuousness, distortion, dodge, dodging, double, double entendre, duck, elusion, elusiveness, equivocal, equivocality, equivocalness, equivoque, escape, evasion, evasive action, evasive reasoning, evasiveness, exaggeration, fallaciousness, fallacy, false coloring, false swearing, falsification, falsifying, fencing, fluctuation, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, getting around, hairsplitting, hedging, insincerity, irony, jesuitism, jesuitry, jink, logic-chopping, lying, misapplication, miscoloring, misconstruction, misrepresentation, misstatement, mystification, neutrality, nit-picking, nonintervention, noninvolvement, obfuscation, obscurantism, oscillation, oversubtlety, oxymoron, paltering, paradox, parrying, pendulation, perjury, perversion, pettifoggery, philosophism, plausibility, plausibleness, polysemant, portmanteau word, prevarication, prevention, pun, pussyfooting, quibbling, rationalization, refraining, self-contradiction, shifting, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, shuffle, shuffling, shunning, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidestepping, sidetracking, slip, sophism, sophistical reasoning, sophistication, sophistry, special pleading, speciosity, specious reasoning, speciousness, squinting construction, straining, subterfuge, subtlety, suppressio veri, tergiversation, the runaround, trichoschistism, vacillation, vicious circle, vicious reasoning, wavering, weasel word, weasel words, wobbling, zigzag
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