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His mind, always ambivalent about the whole business, had been entirely made up by what he had experienced on the Eastern front. IN LOVE AND WARHe himself had an ambivalent relationship with the Almighty, invoking Him in moments of crisis and forgetting Him the rest of the time. THE GOSPEL MAKERSNow, she was more ambivalent, not sure she wanted to expose herself to that dangerous, charismatic man. THE GOSPEL MAKERS
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British English: ambivalent ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is ambivalent about something, they seem to be uncertain whether they really want it, or whether they really approve of it.
…an ambivalent attitude towards authority figures.
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