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Meaning of ambitendency

am•bi•tend•en•cy

Pronunciation: (am"bi-ten'dun-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. ambivalence, esp. when acted out; a tendency to contradictory behavior arising from conflicting impulses.
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