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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: ambi- + -valent 'having a particular value' (from Latin valere; VALOR)

ambivalent

adjective
     
am‧biv‧a‧lent
not sure whether you want or like something or not
ambivalent about
We are both somewhat ambivalent about having a child.
ambivalence noun [singular, uncountable]
O'Neill had a genuine ambivalence toward US involvement in the war.
ambivalently adverb

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