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ambivalence definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: mixed feelings or emotions [syn: ambivalence, ambivalency]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1918 1. simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action 2. a. continual fluctuation (as between one thing and its opposite) b. uncertainty as to which approach to follow ambivalent adjective ambivalently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also ambivalency) the coexistence in one person's mind of opposing feelings, esp. love and hate, in a single context. Derivatives: ambivalent adj. ambivalently adv. Etymology: G Ambivalenz f. L ambo both, after equivalence, -ency

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see ambivalent

Moby Thesaurus

Janus, ambiguity, ambitendency, ambivalence of impulse, antinomy, asymmetry, biformity, bifurcation, capriciousness, change of mind, changeableness, conflict, conjugation, decompensation, dichotomy, disproportion, disproportionateness, double-mindedness, doubleness, doublethink, doubling, dualism, duality, dubiety, dubiousness, duplexity, duplication, duplicity, emotional shock, equivocality, equivocation, external frustration, fence-sitting, fence-straddling, fickleness, frustration, halving, heresy, heterodoxy, heterogeneity, incoherence, incommensurability, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, inconstancy, indecision, indecisiveness, infirmity of purpose, instability, irony, irreconcilability, irresolution, mental shock, mercuriality, mugwumpery, mugwumpism, nonconformability, nonconformity, oxymoron, pairing, paradox, polarity, psychological stress, second thoughts, self-contradiction, stress, tergiversation, trauma, traumatism, twinning, two-facedness, twoness, uncertainty, unconformability, unconformity, undecidedness, undeterminedness, unorthodoxy, unsettledness, unsettlement




 


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