unambiguous

If something is unambiguous, there are no two ways to interpret it. If your girlfriend burns all your letters, texts you that she hates you, and moves a thousand miles away, the unambiguous message is that she’s finished with you.

If you're nervously reading the manual on how to trap the rattlesnake that's hiding under your bed, you'd hope the instructions would be unambiguous and tell you very clearly what to do. The word unambiguous gets its meaning from un-, meaning "not," combined with the Latin -ambi-, meaning "both ways," and -agere, meaning "to drive." So unambiguous is not driving in two directions — it's going full speed ahead, in just one direction, with only one meaning.

DEFINITIONS OF: unambiguous

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adj having or exhibiting a single clearly defined meaning

“"As a horror, apartheid...is absolutely unambiguous"- Mario Vargas Llosa”
Synonyms
monosemous
having only one meaning
clear
readily apparent to the mind
unequivocal, univocal
admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
Antonyms:
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
double-barreled, double-barrelled
having two purposes; twofold
double-edged
capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways
enigmatic, oracular
resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
left-handed
ironically ambiguous
multi-valued, multivalent
having many values, meanings, or appeals
polysemantic, polysemous
of words; having many meanings
uncertain
ambiguous (especially in the negative)
unclear
not clear to the mind
ambiguous, equivocal
open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
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adj admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion

Synonyms:
unequivocal, univocal
absolute
expressing finality with no implication of possible change
straightforward
free from ambiguity
unquestionable
not open to question
Antonyms:
ambiguous, equivocal
open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
double, forked
having two meanings with intent to deceive
evasive
deliberately vague or ambiguous
indeterminate
of uncertain or ambiguous nature
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