ambivert

noun

am·​bi·​vert ˈam-bi-ˌvərt How to pronounce ambivert (audio)
: a person having characteristics of both extrovert and introvert

Examples of ambivert in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

ambi- + -vert (in extrovert entry 1, introvert entry 1)

Note: The word was apparently introduced, along with ambiversion, by the American psychologist Edmund S. Conklin (1884-1942) in "The definition of introversion, extroversion and allied concepts," Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology, vol. 17, no. 4 (January-March, 1923), p. 377.

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambivert was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Ambivert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambivert. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ambivert

noun
am·​bi·​vert ˈam-bi-ˌvərt How to pronounce ambivert (audio)
: a person having characteristics of both extrovert and introvert

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