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AMBIVALENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ambivalence mean? 

AMBIVALENCE (noun)
  The noun AMBIVALENCE has 1 sense:

1. mixed feelings or emotions

  Familiarity information: AMBIVALENCE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMBIVALENCE (noun)


Sense 1ambivalence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mixed feelings or emotions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

ambivalence; ambivalency

Hypernyms ("ambivalence" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ambivalence"):

conflict (opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings)


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