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ambivalence

noun am·biv·a·lence \am-ˈbiv-ə-lən(t)s\

Medical Definition of AMBIVALENCE

:  simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action <ambivalence which is expressed in behavior by alternating obedience and rebellion—G. S. Blum>
am·biv·a·lent \-lənt\ adjective
am·biv·a·lent·ly adverb

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