Ambiguous and Esoteric


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Ambiguous adjective – Having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning.
Usage example: the exact reason for the change in plans is ambiguous, but I suspect it has something to do with money

Esoteric and ambiguous are semantically related in unclear topic. In some cases you can use "Esoteric" instead an adjective "Ambiguous", when it comes to topics like enigmatic.
Nearby Words: ambiguity, ambiguously
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Esoteric adjective – Difficult for one of ordinary knowledge or intelligence to understand.
Usage example: metaphysics is such an esoteric subject that most people are content to leave it to the philosophers

Ambiguous and esoteric are semantically related in unclear topic. Sometimes you can use "Ambiguous" instead an adjective "Esoteric", if it concerns topics such as enigmatic.
Synonyms for Esoteric

Things that words describes

word ambiguous word esoteric word
nature ambiguous nature esoteric nature
appearance ambiguous appearance esoteric appearance
example ambiguous example esoteric example
Other nouns: words, version, elements, reasons, powers.

Both words in one sentence

  • Contrast Happy Ending and Downer Ending, where the conclusion is obvious, Bittersweet Ending, which is ambiguous about the happiness of the resolution, but not on the events themselves, and Esoteric Happy Ending, which is ostensibly happy until the audience actually thinks about it.
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