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ambivalentadjective

uk   /æmˈbɪv.ə.lənt/  us   /æmˈbɪv.ə.lənt/
having two opposing feelings at the same time, or being uncertain about how you feel: I felt very ambivalent about leaving home. He has fairly ambivalent feelings towards his father. an ambivalent attitude to exercise
ambivalently
adverb uk   /æmˈbɪv.ə.lənt.li/  us   /æmˈbɪv.ə.lənt.li/
ambivalence
noun [U] uk   /æmˈbɪv.ə.ləns/  us   /æmˈbɪv.ə.ləns/
the state of feeling of being ambivalent: her ambivalence towards men
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ambivalentadjective

 us   /æmˈbɪv·ə·lənt/
having two opposing feelings at the same time, or being uncertain about how you feel: My wife loves the opera, but I have ambivalent feelings about it.
ambivalence
noun [U]  us   /æmˈbɪv·ə·ləns/
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