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synonyms for ambivalence

  • doubt
  • hesitancy
  • hesitation
  • indecision
  • uncertainty
  • fluctuation
  • haze
  • inconclusiveness
  • irresoluteness
  • muddle
  • quandary
  • confusion dilemma
  • gingerliness
  • iffiness
  • tentativeness
  • unsureness
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antonyms for ambivalence

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  • certainty
  • sureness
  • decisiveness
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One is that besides the workers and businesses that serve the industry, there’s a certain ambivalence among residents about the Convention Center and the tourism sector as a whole.
A CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION IS STILL YEARS AND SEVERAL COURT BATTLES AWAYSCOTT LEWISAUGUST 25, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The FDA approved LYMErix in 1998, but with a great deal of ambivalence.
WE USED TO HAVE A LYME DISEASE VACCINE. ARE WE READY TO BRING ONE BACK?MANDY OAKLANDERJUNE 17, 2021TIME
As years have passed, my desire for a family has only grown, but hers has diminished while her ambivalence increased.
CAROLYN HAX: YOUR WIFE STILL WON’T TALK ABOUT HAVING KIDS AFTER 15 YEARS OF STALLINGCAROLYN HAXMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She has expressed much ambivalence over the years but never officially ruled it out.
CAROLYN HAX: YOUR WIFE STILL WON’T TALK ABOUT HAVING KIDS AFTER 15 YEARS OF STALLINGCAROLYN HAXMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Despite a nice conversation, “there is a little bit of ambivalence or apathy after the initial date,” Shiri said, unable to pinpoint the reasons.
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This reflects, for Strohminger, the larger evolutionary ambivalence that disgust stems from, since we “must balance the need for nutrition against the peril of toxic comestibles, the need to socialize against the threat of communicable disease.”
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I shy away from iconic imagery because it is so definitive, so open and shut, whereas the experiences I’ve had have been filled with uncertainty and ambivalence.
A PHOTOGRAPHER'S UNFLINCHING GAZE ON THE WAR ON TERROR'S CONSEQUENCESW.J. HENNIGANMARCH 22, 2021TIME
The ambivalence is embodied in Cecilia Villalobos, Urique’s former director of tourism and co-organizer of the town’s famous race.
THIS NEW FILM DEBUNKS THE TARAHUMARA MYTHMARTIN FRITZ HUBERDECEMBER 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The newly leaked August 2020 court papers in which Spears asks that her father no longer act as her conservator seem to reflect a continued ambivalence on Spears’s part.
WHY BRITNEY SPEARS’S FANS ARE CONVINCED SHE’S BEING HELD CAPTIVECONSTANCE GRADYNOVEMBER 11, 2020VOX
But now also the psychological fatality of ambivalence demands its rights.
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