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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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How to use ambivalence in a sentence

She has expressed much ambivalence over the years but never officially ruled it out.
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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.
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The ambivalence is embodied in Cecilia Villalobos, Urique’s former director of tourism and co-organizer of the town’s famous race.
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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.
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But now also the psychological fatality of ambivalence demands its rights.
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Once again he was conscious of a strange ambivalence in his attitude.
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With the decline of this ambivalence the taboo, as the compromise symptom of the ambivalent conflict, also slowly disappeared.
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He remembers this leading to an intense relationship that he looks back upon with a disturbing ambivalence.
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