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Word: ambivalence

Definition: the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions


Sentences Containing 'ambivalence'

"Get Carter" had to make do with ambivalence".
American and British interpretations of Beuler led to the claim that he described its main symptoms as 4 "A"'s: flattened "Affect", "Autism", impaired "Association" of ideas and "Ambivalence".
Another area of ambivalence centres on the kind of clothes worn by the so-called misers.
Author of the short story, Darl Larsen, adds: "The genre that might be called "nuclear fiction" has always fascinated me, especially the often-banal way we tend to treat the most destructive force in our possession and "The Snell Show" seemed a fitting tribute to such ambivalence".
gone is the ambivalence or outright hostility toward government involvement in little beyond basic science."
Heterosexuality, described as the most prominent cause of men’s ambivalence toward women, reflects a tension between genuine desires for closeness and intimacy and a fear of women attaining power over men through sexual attraction.
Honduras and the Nicaraguan conflict. President Suazo Córdova had foreshadowed the Honduran ambivalence toward the Contras in a July 1983 letter to U.S. President Reagan, in which he stated that "our people are beginning to ask with greater vigor if it is convenient to our own interests to be so intimately linked to the interests of the United States if we receive so little in exchange".
In "Love Iranian-American Style", completed in 2006, she filmed her traditional Iranian family, both in New York and Los Angeles, California documenting their obsession with marrying her off and her own cultural ambivalence.
In December 2005, he published a number of confidential memos on his website, which outlined his condemnation of intelligence procured under torture, and the UK government's ambivalence to this.
Results from this study suggest that while both the Modern Sexism Scale and the ASI assess ambivalence toward women, the ASI is unique in its capabilities for measuring separating both hostile and benevolent attitudes.
This has been caused by long-standing ambivalence, and emergent aspect that influence psychoanalysis.

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