Please imagine someone's statements are very ambiguous and vague. How shall one express this matter and indicate that ambiguity in that guy's words:

  • His words were full of ambiguity.

  • His words were full of vagueness.

  • His words were full of obscurity.

I googled various structures, but I didn't find any proper answer to my question unfortunately. I would be thankful if someone could let me know if my sentences are natural and if not, how a native speaker would indicate such a message?

For me they all work. Meanwhile, I need to know if the structure "someone's words were full of..." works here or not.

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Your sentences are understandable

His words were full of ambiguity/vagueness/obscurity.

but it's a little verbose, more simply you could say

What he said was ambiguous/vague/obscure.
He was ambiguous/vague/obscure.

You can only use the last sentence if it's understood that the person was speaking since he might have been ambiguous/vague/obscure in his writing or gesturing.

While there is nothing technically wrong with your sentences, there is a set expression

full of shit

If you were to stop your sentence at an inopportune point, the listener might assume you were going to use this set expression.

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