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"ambivalent" in British English

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ambivalentadjective

uk   us   /æmˈbɪv.ə.lənt/
having two ​opposingfeelings at the same ​time, or being ​uncertain about how you ​feel: I felt very ambivalent aboutleavinghome. He has ​fairly ambivalent feelings towards his ​father. an ambivalent attitude to ​exercise
ambivalently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
ambivalence
noun [U] uk   us   /-ləns/
the ​state of ​feeling of being ambivalent: her ambivalence towards men
(Definition of ambivalent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ambivalent" in American English

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ambivalentadjective

 us   /æmˈbɪv·ə·lənt/
having two ​opposingfeelings at the same ​time, or being ​uncertain about how you ​feel: My ​wifeloves the ​opera, but I have ambivalent ​feelings about it.
ambivalence
noun [U]  us   /æmˈbɪv·ə·ləns/
(Definition of ambivalent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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