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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    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
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    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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