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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 reactions towards some object. Stated another way, ambivalence is the experience of having an attitude towards someone or something that contains both positively and negatively valenced components. 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 expression "sitting on the fence" is 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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adj. ambivalent, having both positive and negative feelings towards a subject


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