English to Japanese Meaning :: ambivalent

未決, 未決定
Ambivalent :
- アンビバレントambivalently

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Adjective(1) uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

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(1) Newspapers previously ambivalent to him are now grudgingly behind him.(2) We have been, as devoted readers can attest, mostly ambivalent on the marriage issue.(3) Yet, as with all such situations, we feel ambivalent when we consider this factor.(4) Those sentiments are a far cry from her early years when she had an altogether more ambivalent attitude towards her singing.(5) I'm actually starting to feel positive about the upcoming test, as opposed to mildly ambivalent .(6) They are sometimes ambivalent , but that is a different matter altogether.(7) He also said Mr O'Brien was ambivalent on the role of the banks connected with the consortium.(8) To me, this is an example of our somewhat ambivalent attitudes towards medical care in general.(9) To say that councillors are ambivalent about the idea is an understatement.(10) Not surprisingly, therefore, our attitude to mobile phones is ambivalent .(11) I wanted a book that showed us how ambiguous we are, or how ambivalent we are.(12) I reject totally any statement by the opposition that we have in some way been ambivalent .(13) I know it pains him that he hasn't seen me grow up and that, now, I seem ambivalent about our relationship.(14) In practice, we have managed to do better than our ambivalent attitudes suggest.(15) Their attitude to Hale is ambivalent at best and I suspect that it is actively hostile.(16) In some ways they have coveted each other, and yet the economic relationship between the two remains ambivalent .
Related Words
1. equivocal ::
2. uncertain ::
3. unsure ::
4. doubtful ::
5. indecisive ::
6. inconclusive ::
7. irresolute ::
8. of two minds ::
9. undecided ::
10. torn ::
11. in a quandary ::
12. on the fence ::
18. iffy ::
Different Forms
ambivalent, ambivalently
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