Ambivalent

词性:adj.
音标: [æmˈbɪvələnt]
释义:对某人,某物,或者情况有矛盾情感,矛盾的 having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
Synonyms: equivocal, uncertain, unsure

If you can’t decide how you feel about something, declare yourself ambivalent about it.

Ambivalent means “having mixed feelings about something.” A Swiss psychologist named Eugen Bleuler coined the German word Ambivalenz in the early twentieth century, and it was soon imported into English. Bleuler combined the Latin prefix ambi-, meaning “both,” with valentia, “strength.” So etymologically speaking, if you’re ambivalent you’re being pulled by two equally strong things — but in practice, ambivalence often arises from caring very little either way. You might feel ambivalent about your lunch options if you have to choose between a murky stew and flavorless tofu.


I’m ambivalent.


Eh, I’m just more ambivalent.


Phoebe might be a little ambivalent about me, but,


However ambivalent you might feel about it, the truth is your powers could be limitless.