This ambivalence in public opinion creates a durable bias in the actual outputs of American government.
A strong note of ambivalence is also present in the conflict over love and duty between Gromov and his wife.
Michelle Obama has never made secret her ambivalence about life in the White House.
The thoughtful man said he was surprised at how the top security officials expressed their own ambivalence and regrets.
They admit their ambivalence about fashion and their personal insecurities and aspirations.
But during the Oprah interview—the Levi part—I felt not admiration exactly, but ambivalence creeping back in.
People reacted to my ambivalence as if I had just burned an American flag.
Transphobia is not justified, and neither is ambivalence in the face of tragedy.
"simultaneous conflicting feelings," 1924 (1912 as ambivalency), from German Ambivalenz, coined 1910 by Swiss psychologist Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939) on model of German Equivalenz "equivalence," etc., from Latin ambi- "both" (see ambi-) + valentia "strength," from present participle of valere "be strong" (see valiant). A psychological term that by 1929 had taken on a broader literary and general sense.
ambivalence am·biv·a·lence (ām-bĭv'ə-ləns)
The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings toward a person, an object, or an idea.