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Synonyms for ambivalent
æmˈbɪv ə ləntam·biva·lent

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  1. ambivalentadjective

    Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations.

    uncertain, conflicted, unresolved, undecided

  2. ambivalentadjective

    fluctuating, vacillating, wavering

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambivalentadjective

    uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

    "was ambivalent about having children"

    sure, certain(p)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ambivalent":

    double-edged, ambiguous, mixed, contradictory, schizophrenic

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  1. Laurent Lassimouillas:

    All our thoughts go to the families of the soldiers and to the soldiers who lost their lives to free us from this hell, we wanted to present our condolences right away to those families because we feel ambivalent about everything that happened to us.

  2. Yuval Neria:

    Nightmares are really a common symptom of PTSD, people are terrified by their nightmares and always very ambivalent about whether to fall asleep or not because they know that they may meet their demons.

  3. Peter Feaver:

    It's a myth to say there was widespread public pressure on the administration to leave, the general public was ambivalent. This was a retreat of choice, not a retreat of necessity.

  4. Jeffrey Karoff:

    We had no idea the film was going to garner so much recognition and so many viewers, at first I think Ra enjoyed the recognition, especially locally in northern New Mexico, though even then he was ambivalent about it. Later he grew weary of the attention and felt it was a distraction from the work.

  5. Timothy Head:

    Even a lot of people who identify as being pro-choice, it's almost a reluctant, ambivalent pro-choice. There are some that celebrate it, but there are a lot in that choice community see it as the lesser of two evils in their own decision-making path.

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