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Not having a clear meaning

ambiguity

noun

something that is not clear because it has more than one possible meaning

ambiguous

adjective

not clear and therefore capable of being understood in more than one way

meaningless

adjective

without a clear meaning

cryptic

adjective

expressing something in a mysterious or indirect way so that it is difficult to understand

double-edged

adjective

a double-edged comment or remark can have two completely different meanings

equivocal

adjective

an equivocal statement has more than one possible meaning and is made in order to avoid saying something clearly

two-edged

adjective

capable of being understood in two different ways or of having both good and bad effects

hollow

adjective

with no real meaning

nonsense

noun

nonsense words or sounds seem like ordinary words but they have no meaning

vague

adjective

not clearly or fully explained

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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