e'quiv·o·ca·tor || -keɪtə n. one who prevaricates, one who makes ambiguous statements (especially with intent to deceive)

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  • Equivocator — E*quiv o*ca tor, n. One who equivocates. [1913 Webster] Here s an equivocator that could swear in both the scales against either scale, yet could not equivocate to heaven. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • equivocator — 1590s, from L.L. aequivocator, agent noun from aequivocare (see EQUIVOCATION (Cf. equivocation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • equivocator — noun see equivocate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • equivocator — See equivocate. * * * …   Universalium

  • equivocator — noun Agent noun of equivocate; one who equivocates …   Wiktionary

  • equivocator — equiv·o·ca·tor …   English syllables

  • equivocator — noun a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer • Syn: ↑hedger, ↑tergiversator • Derivationally related forms: ↑equivocate, ↑hedge (for: ↑hedger) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knock-knock joke — The knock knock joke is a type of joke, probably the best known format of the pun, and is a time honoured call and answer exercise. It is a roleplay exercise, with a punster and a recipient of wit. The standard format has five lines: # The… …   Wikipedia

  • liar — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. prevaricator, equivocator, falsifier, fibber, deceiver. See deception, falsehood. Ant., honest person. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prevaricator, false witness, deceiver, dissimulator, Romancer, maligner,… …   English dictionary for students

  • hedger — noun 1. a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer • Syn: ↑equivocator, ↑tergiversator • Derivationally related forms: ↑equivocate (for: ↑equivocator), ↑hedge …   Useful english dictionary

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