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ambivalences, plural;
  1. The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
    • - the law's ambivalence about the importance of a victim's identity
    • - government ambivalence toward the arts

  1. mixed feelings or emotions
  2. (ambivalent) uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow; "was ambivalent about having children"
  3. Ambivalence is a state of having simultaneous, conflicting feelings toward a person or thing. Stated another way, ambivalence is the experience of having thoughts and emotions of both positive and negative valence toward someone or something. ...
  4. Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese animated television series that aired from October 4, 1995 to March 27, 1996 on TV Tokyo. WOWOW aired the series again during 2003. ...
  5. The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings (such as love and hate) towards a person, object or idea; A state of uncertainty or indecisiveness
  6. (ambivalent) Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations; Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite
  7. (Ambivalent) Conflicting or mixed desires and feelings create ambivalence. Example: Part of us wants to attend a special function--but another part knows we're going to encounter an individual we really don't want to run into. We feel torn and confused about which choice will serve us better. ...
  8. (ambivalent) (adj) indecisive due to conflicting feelings about a person or action
  9. The coexistence of contradictory emotions, attitudes, ideas, or desires with respect to a particular person, object, or situation. Ordinarily, the ambivalence is not fully conscious and suggests psychopathology only when present in an extreme form.
  10. When the reader has mixed feelings or opposing views towards an event, character or object.
  11. A term used in postcolonial theory to describe the mixture of attraction and repulsion that characterizes the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized. It is argued that all colonial relationships are ambivalent because the colonizers do not want to be copied exactly. ...
  12. The condition of holding opposite feelings (such as love and hate) for the same person or object. Excessive and prevalent ambivalence was thought by Bleuler to be a feature of schizophrenia. (Ref. 2)
  13. simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action.
  14. Conflicting feelings or thoughts; uncertainty or indecisiveness as to what course to follow.
  15. A state of mind where every attitude or anticipated course of action is counterbalanced by its opposite. (See also conflict and opposites. ...
  16. The coexistence in one person of opposing emotions in sociology the dual consciousness posits a class which holds apparently inconsistent beliefs and values, resulting in an ambivalent attitude to some of the central institutions in society.
  17. means to have opposite feelings about a person or situation at the same time.
  18. The simultaneous holding of strong positive and negative emotional attitudes toward the same situation or person.
  19. Uncertainty or fluctuation, inability to make a choice
  20. contradictory attitudes toward a person, such as love and hate, that occur at the same time.