Ambivalence (noun)

  1. The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  2. Uncertainty or indecision as to which course to follow.


Late 19th century: from french ambivalence, or from german ambivalenz, from ambi- "both" + latin valentia "power".


  1. She felt a sense of ambivalence towards her job, loving some aspects and hating others.
  2. He has ambivalence about marriage and not sure if he wants to get married.
  3. The ambivalence of the public opinion on the issue was clear in the polls.
  4. The ambivalence of the government's stance on the matter was confusing.
  5. She had ambivalence about leaving her hometown and moving to the city.
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