[ 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.
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Examples from the Web for ambitendency
Disposing causes of negativistic phenomena are: the ambitendency by which every impulse is accompanied by its opposite.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung