ambitendency

[ am-bi-ten-duh n-see ]
/ ˌæm bɪˈtɛn dən si /

noun, plural am·bi·tend·en·cies. Psychology.

ambivalence, especially when acted out; a tendency to contradictory behavior arising from conflicting impulses.

Origin of ambitendency

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