Meaning of ambivalence
Pronunciation: (am-biv'u-luns), [key]
- uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.
- the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.
- ambivalence (Thesaurus)