Definitions for ambivalentæmˈbɪv ə lənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

am•biv•a•lentæmˈbɪv ə lənt(adj.)

  1. having or showing ambivalence:

    ambivalent feelings.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambivalent(adj)

    uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

    "was ambivalent about having children"


  1. ambivalent(Adjective)

    Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations.

  2. ambivalent(Adjective)

    Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite.

  3. Origin: From ambivalence, from Ambivalenz, from ambi- + valeo


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