Origin of ambivalent
OTHER WORDS FROM ambivalentam·biv·a·lent·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ambivalentambiguous, ambivalent
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How to use ambivalent in a sentence
That’s when the anxious attachment style or ambivalent attachment style is created.Why People Feel Like Victims - Issue 99: Universality|Mark MacNamara|May 5, 2021|Nautilus
Some people took extreme positions but most had ambivalent feelings.We Need More 'Good Conflict' in Our Lives. Here's How It Works|Amanda Ripley|April 17, 2021|Time
Again, the United States remained ambivalent, despite playing a role in spearheading the United Nations.America’s traditions pose an obstacle to preventing future pandemics|Elizabeth Bradley, Christopher McKnight Nichols|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
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
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.