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ambivalent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishambivalentam‧biv‧a‧lent /æmˈbɪvələnt/ adjective 🔊 🔊 UNCERTAINnot sure whether you want or like something or notambivalent about 🔊 We are both somewhat ambivalent about having a child.ambivalent attitude/feelings etcambivalence noun [singular, uncountable] 🔊 O'Neill had a genuine ambivalence toward US involvement in the war.ambivalently adverb
Examples from the Corpus
ambivalentTo the extent that he focused on Indochina at all, he was ambivalent.Her distaste has since evolved into ambivalent fascination.At the very least, men generally assume their ambivalent feelings are normal.This disparity in social attitudes is certainly reflected in the ambivalent feelings held by retired people.Some people can be ambivalent in this way for years.However, he has been ambivalent on the military budget, overall.ambivalent attitude/feelings etcAt the very least, men generally assume their ambivalent feelings are normal.These ambivalent feelings are transferred to the gods.But the girl appears to be beset by powerful ambivalent feelings as she looks at the wolf resting beside her.There always had been ambivalent feelings between father and oldest son.This disparity in social attitudes is certainly reflected in the ambivalent feelings held by retired people.Ancient mythology points up many of the ambivalent feelings people still have about the sea or the deep.The first concerns her obsession with purity and her ambivalent attitude towards it.The same thing may explain the cricket establishment's ambivalent attitude towards the one-day matches that have shoved themselves on to the scene.
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