Definition of ambivalence in English:


Syllabification: am·biv·a·lence
Pronunciation: /amˈbivələns


  • The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone: the law’s ambivalence about the importance of a victim’s identity government ambivalence toward the arts
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    • In the past, I might have struggled to join in, concealing my ambivalence with uncertain assertions.
    • At every stage, ambivalence and indecision has meant that decisions were forced upon them by events on the ground.
    • Montgomerie is equally tentative, possibly because he senses Kidd's ambivalence.

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