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am·biv·a·lent

 (ăm-bĭv′ə-lənt)
adj.
Exhibiting or feeling ambivalence.

am·biv′a·lent·ly adv.

am•biv•a•lent

(æmˈbɪv ə lənt)
adj.
having or showing ambivalence: ambivalent feelings.
[1915–20]
am•biv′a•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ambivalent - uncertain or unable to decide about what course to followambivalent - uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow; "was ambivalent about having children"
incertain, uncertain, unsure - lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance; "uncertain of his convictions"; "unsure of himself and his future"; "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps"; "an uncertain smile"; "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"

ambivalent

Translations
ambivalens
ambivalentambivalente
ambivalente
ambivalentkluven

ambivalent

[æmˈbɪvələnt] ADJambivalente

ambivalent

[æmˈbɪvələnt] adj [attitude] → ambivalent(e); [feelings, relationship] → ambivalent(e); [tone] → équivoque
to be ambivalent about sth → être partagé(e) sur qch
to be ambivalent about doing sth → avoir des réticences à faire qch
to be ambivalent towards sb/sth → être réticent(e) envers qn/qch

ambivalent

adjambivalent

ambivalent

[æmˈbɪvələnt] adjambivalente
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