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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.

The FDA approved LYMErix in 1998, but with a great deal of ambivalence.

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She has expressed much ambivalence over the years but never officially ruled it out.

As years have passed, my desire for a family has only grown, but hers has diminished while her ambivalence increased.

Despite a nice conversation, “there is a little bit of ambivalence or apathy after the initial date,” Shiri said, unable to pinpoint the reasons.

But there is much ambivalence between her bright colors and sharp lines.

The ambivalence is reflected in U.S. policy, which often has served to complicate aid delivery in conflict zones.

A strong note of ambivalence is also present in the conflict over love and duty between Gromov and his wife.

All parties display ambivalence, all the characters lie to themselves, everyone has someone else they blame.

The see-sawing ambivalence neatly reflects how badly and misguidedly politicians and political parties approach women.

But now also the psychological fatality of ambivalence demands its rights.

Once again he was conscious of a strange ambivalence in his attitude.

With the decline of this ambivalence the taboo, as the compromise symptom of the ambivalent conflict, also slowly disappeared.

He remembers this leading to an intense relationship that he looks back upon with a disturbing ambivalence.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ambivalence, such as: doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, indecision, uncertainty, and fluctuation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.