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æmˈbɪv ə ləntam·biva·lent

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  1. ambivalentadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    uncertain, conflicted, unresolved, undecided

  2. ambivalentadjective

    Synonyms:
    fluctuating, vacillating, wavering

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  1. ambivalentadjective

    uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

    "was ambivalent about having children"

    Antonyms:
    sure, certain(p)

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  1. conflictedadjective

    confusion or uncertainty due to simultaneously expressing or experiencing opposing feelings, beliefs, or motivations

    Submitted by JokerGem on March 18, 2024  

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  1. List of paraphrases for "ambivalent":

    double-edged, ambiguous, mixed, contradictory, schizophrenic

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#11666uncertain
#14010unresolved
#17795ambiguous
#22335contradictory
#25269undecided
#39085fluctuating
#40938schizophrenic
#45950ambivalent
#48173conflicted
#66848wavering
#168685vacillating

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  1. 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.

  2. Joe Berlinger:

    It was not an easy decision on their part and they had to think long and hard about it, and I think some of them still feel ambivalent about participating… One of the results of… ‘In Cold Blood' is that we have a lot of sympathy for the killers, because of how Truman Capote told that story… not excusing them for what they did, but seeing them as three-dimensional human beings. ..[and] all of these films kind of celebrate the killers in a perverse way…. the family felt very violated by the experience. They felt violated by ‘In Cold Blood.’.

  3. Carol Caddes:

    Some clients have deep attachment issues, they don't know how to fit with a group or how to really bond with another human being. Or maybe they do bond but it's in an ambivalent way.

  4. 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.

  5. Geoff Garin:

    There are a lot of people ambivalent about impeachment but nonetheless are disapproving of his conduct, which I expect is what will really matter electorally.


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