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synonyms for ambivalent

  • contradictory
  • doubtful
  • equivocal
  • hesitant
  • mixed
  • uncertain
  • undecided
  • unsure
  • clashing
  • debatable
  • fluctuating
  • inconclusive
  • irresolute
  • opposed
  • unresolved
  • vacillating
  • warring
  • wavering
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antonyms for ambivalent

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  • certain
  • clear
  • decided
  • definite
  • determined
  • secure
  • settled
  • sure
  • undoubted
  • unquestionable
  • resolved
  • unequivocal
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WORDS RELATED TO AMBIVALENT

  • ambiguous
  • ambivalent
  • doubtful
  • dubitable
  • equivocal
  • indecisive
  • indefinite
  • indeterminate
  • marginal
  • open
  • problematic
  • uncertain
  • unclassifiable
  • unclear
  • undecided
  • unsettled
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