1. ambivalence

noun. ['æmˈbɪvələns'] mixed feelings or emotions.


  • conflict
  • ambivalency


  • humility
  • liking
  • calmness


  • Ambivalenz (German)

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Words that Rhyme with Ambivalence

  • equivalence

How do you pronounce ambivalence?

Pronounce ambivalence as æmˈbɪvələns.

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Example sentences of the word ambivalence

1. Noun, singular or mass
There is perhaps no college relationship more fraught with ambivalence than the relationship between college roommates.

Quotes containing the word ambivalence

1. Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you'll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.
- Martha Beck

2. I used to loathe ambivalence; now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend.
- Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce