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Ambivalence - contradictory feelings about something or someone. Yes or No.


(Pronounced am-bi-vuh-lense)


To remember the definition of the word ambivalence, use the following mnemonic:

The ambulance (ambivalence) went by trying a new siren. "Yes No Yes No Yes No." The people were unsure whether to like it or not.  

The ambulance (ambivalence) went by and they were trying a new siren. "No Yes No Yes No Yes." People were not sure whether to like it or not.


Examples of ambivalence in a sentence

Despite appearances, I feel totally ambivalent about the whole situation.

He felt an ambivalence towards the inmates.

I am ambivalent as to whether or not I want to take the medicine because of the drug’s known side effects.

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