ambivalent

[ am-biv-uh-luh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF ambivalent
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Let us recall that in our earlier discussion we took note of the ambivalent character of love.

Thus we find again that taboo has grown out of the soil of an ambivalent emotional attitude.

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

Let us suppose the subject has ambivalent feelings toward his father.

WORD ORIGIN

1916, originally a term in psychology; back-formation from ambivalence. In general use by 1929.

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