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ambivalent | ambivalence

ambivalent ambivalence
unable to decide how you feel about something
  • How to Memorize
    • ambivalent - uncertain
  • Analysis

    The word ‘ambivalent’ means to have mixed feelings about something. It can be used to express indecision due to equally enticing but conflicting options, or simply because you care very little either way.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymsunequivocalconclusive, resolved,
  • Example(s)
    1. Neither of the two available options interest me much, so I’m ambivalent about which one I take.

    2. I’m quite ambivalent about taking that job. On the one hand it means good money, but on the other I would have to leave home.

    3. There seems to be a lot of ambivalence among the world's governments about how best to deal with the pandemic.