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Definition of the noun ambivalency

What does ambivalency mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ambivalencies

  1. mixed feelings or emotions
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of ambivalency: ambivalence
    • more generic word: feeling = the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • more specific word: conflict = opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

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Google previewSigmund Freud (RLE: Freud) (2013)

His Personality, His Teaching and His School by Fritz Wittels

Ambivalency is a much less apt term than bipolarity, but the orthodox Freudians make it a point of honour to use only the former term, in the hope that Stekel's better expression will lapse into oblivion. One inconvenience of this yielding to the ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

ambivalence, ambivalency ambulatory schizophrenia amyl nitrite amyloidotic polyneuropathy, familial.

Google previewThe Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate (2009)

by Eugene Ehrlich

noun, also givenas ambivalency 1. uncertainty, especially when caused by inability to make up one's mind.

Google previewA Victor Hugo Encyclopedia (1999)

by John Andrew Frey

an ambivalency toward a revered literary ...

Google previewCultures, Ideologies, and the Dictionary (1995)

Studies in Honor of Ladislav Zgusta by Braj B. Kachru, Henry Kahane

arum lily In Webster's New World: ambivalency, antipodes, the Argentine, artefact, assurer, Austin In LDOCE: abattoir, about (as ...

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

ambivalence /am'bivalans/ or ambivalency >n the concurrent adherence to two opposite or conflicting views, feelings, etc about someone or something. [1912: from German Ambivalenz, from AMBI- ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3B3I1V4A1L1E1N1C3Y4

The value of this 11-letter word is 23 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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