ambitendency

noun

am·​bi·​tend·​en·​cy ˈam-bi-ˌten-dən-sē How to pronounce ambitendency (audio)
plural ambitendencies
: a tendency to act in opposite ways or directions : the presence of opposing behavioral drives

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“Ambitendency.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ambitendency. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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