ambivalent

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From ambivalence, from German Ambivalenz, from Latin ambi- (in two ways) + valeō (be strong); equivalent to ambi- +‎ -valent.

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ambivalent (comparative more ambivalent, superlative most ambivalent)

  1. Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations.
  2. Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite.
    He has an ambivalent relationship towards his parents.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German ambivalent, from Latin ambi- + Latin valēns, the latter from the verb valeō

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ambivalent (feminine singular ambivalente, masculine plural ambivalents, feminine plural ambivalentes)

  1. ambivalent
  2. ambiguous, equivocal

German[edit]

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ambivalent (comparative ambivalenter, superlative am ambivalentesten)

  1. ambivalent
    Seine Gefühle ihr gegenüber sind ambivalent, sowohl positiv als auch negativ.
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