ambivalency
ambivalence ambivalence, ambivalency ambivalency . 1. mixed feelings or emotions; uncertainty or vacillation in making a choice. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. (Psychol.) the simultaneous existence within a person of both positive and negative feelings toward another person or action, or toward an object (as of attraction and revulsion), resulting in internal conflict. [PJC]


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  • АМБИВАЛЕНТНОСТЬ — (от лат. ambo оба и valentia сила) англ. ambivalency; нем. Ambivalenz. Двойственность переживания, когда один и тот же объект вызывает у человека одновременно противоположные чувства, напр., антипатию и симпатию. См. АФФЕКТ, ЭМОЦИИ …   Толковый словарь по социологии

  • ambivalence — (n.) simultaneous conflicting feelings, 1924 (1912 as ambivalency), from Ger. Ambivalenz, coined 1910 by Swiss psychologist Eugen Bleuler (1857 1939) on model of Ger. Equivalenz equivalence, etc., from L. ambi both (see AMBI (Cf. ambi )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ambivalence — /æmˈbɪvələns / (say am bivuhluhns) noun 1. the coexistence in one person of opposite and conflicting feelings towards someone or something. 2. uncertainty or ambiguity, especially due to inability to make up one s mind. Also, ambivalency. {from… …   Australian English dictionary

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