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ambivalence

am·biv·a·lence

ambivalence

 
 
pronunciation:
aem bI v lns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the presence of conflicting feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, thing, or situation.
She had always thought she would be overjoyed at being offered such an opportunity; therefore, she was surprised at her own ambivalence.
definition 2: the uncertainty or indecision produced by such conflicting feelings.
Ambivalence prevented him from pursuing the matter further.
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derivation: ambivalent (adj.)