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ambivalent
adj. having both positive and negative feelings towards a subject

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Ambivalence
Ambivalence is a state of having simultaneous, conflicting feelings toward a person or thing. Stated another way, ambivalence is the experience of having thoughts and/or emotions of both positive and negative valence toward someone or something. The term also refers to situations where "mixed feelings" of a more general sort are experienced, or where a person experiences uncertainty or indecisiveness concerning something. The expressions "cold feet" and "sitting on the fence" are often used to describe the feeling of ambivalence.

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ambivalent

Adjective
1. characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes; "she felt ambivalent about his proposal"; "an ambivalent position on rent control"
(similar) equivocal, ambiguous
2. uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow; "was ambivalent about having children"
(similar) uncertain, unsure, incertain


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ambivalent
adv. ambivalently, with both positive and negative feelings towards a subject
 
adj. ambivalent, having both positive and negative feelings towards a subject

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ambivalent
adj. ambivalent, having both positive and negative feelings towards a subject


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