Definition of 'ambivalence'
Example sentences containing 'ambivalence'
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The rituals of male youth culture expressed ambivalence about family life. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)The latter gave the album its edgy ambivalence about home and country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Share your fears and do not feel ashamed of your ambivalence about your new role. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It makes a mockery of any residual ambivalence about his claims to greatness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And they both have an ambivalence about intimacy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But there is also a deep ambivalence about the project of enhancement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Young men of the nineteenth century regarded women with deep ambivalence and swung wildly from one extreme to the other in their feelings. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)One or both of them held a deep ambivalence about marriage, or about the person they were marrying. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many are less driven but more demanding At this point you might feel some ambivalence about what you want to do. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That may seem surprising given his immense fame, but ambivalence about his status dogged his career and has pursued him posthumously. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Which is why I feel no ambivalence at all about the final. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His longstanding hostility to radicalism, ambivalence about equality and defence of French identity have led many to call him a conservative. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)These poll findings also expose the public 's ambivalence about the legitimacy of political parties - which provide coherence to any representative system. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I raise this point... because in many countries there is a deep ambivalence about military action today, no matter what the cause. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Synonyms of 'ambivalence'
indecision, doubt, opposition, conflict
Trends of 'ambivalence'
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