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Origin of ambivalent
OTHER WORDS FROM ambivalentam·biv·a·lent·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ambivalentambiguous, ambivalent
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Example sentences from the Web for ambivalent
Will Douglas Heaven shows off a sample of GPT-3’s clever writing and explains why some are ambivalent about its achievements.
TikTok’s tortilla trend is basically a quesadilla — with extra fun folded inI’m ambivalent about these, but that’s because I generally dislike the concept of snack mixes and mixed-nut blends.‘Cereal snacks’ are just bigger cereal for people too lazy to add milk|Emily Heil|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
In 1992, Leanza Cornett was a part-time college student, a full-time singing mermaid at Walt Disney World in Orlando and an ambivalent contestant preparing for the Miss Florida pageant.Leanza Cornett, Miss America who was crusading AIDS activist, dies at 49|Amy Argetsinger|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
In other words, without any open-brain surgery and just a few light beams, the team was able to change a socially ambivalent mouse into a friendship-craving social butterfly.Scientists Found a New Way to Control the Brain With Light—No Surgery Required|Shelly Fan|October 13, 2020|Singularity Hub
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
What makes Noah mildly ambivalent, yet cautiously optimistic?The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning|Bill Schulz|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
True to form, Palmer is ambivalent about Weaver, with whom he does commercials and TV commentary.
Today, many Californians feel ambivalent about illegal immigration.Careful What You Wish For: Here’s What California Would Look Like Without Illegal Immigrants|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On some level, Brecht meant for Mother Courage to be an ambivalent figure—he called her “a great living contradiction.”
Let us recall that in our earlier discussion we took note of the ambivalent character of love.Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
But I have to ask if the feelings and instincts are really ambivalent?Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
Let us suppose the subject has ambivalent feelings toward his father.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
I mean that the relation is really ambivalent, that is, it is composed of conflicting feelings of tenderness and hostility.
Thus we find again that taboo has grown out of the soil of an ambivalent emotional attitude.