Origin of ambivalent
Examples from the Web for ambivalent
Sometimes she sees clients who are ambivalent about their kink identities.Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue|Heather Boerner|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
True to form, Palmer is ambivalent about Weaver, with whom he does commercials and TV commentary.
On some level, Brecht meant for Mother Courage to be an ambivalent figure—he called her “a great living contradiction.”
Many people are ambivalent about it, including many ardent pro-choice activists.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning|Jay Michaelson|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Korda argues convincingly that Lee was ambivalent about slavery.
Let us suppose the subject has ambivalent feelings toward his father.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
Thus we find again that taboo has grown out of the soil of an ambivalent emotional attitude.
Let us recall that in our earlier discussion we took note of the ambivalent character of love.Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
With the decline of this ambivalence the taboo, as the compromise symptom of the ambivalent conflict, also slowly disappeared.
Word Origin and History for ambivalent
1916, originally a term in psychology; back-formation from ambivalence. In general use by 1929.