ambiguous / ambivalent

ambiguous / ambivalent
   Ambiguous is describes a phrase or act with more than one meaning, or one that is unclear: The ending of the short story is ambiguous; we don't know if he died or continue his journey.
   Ambivalent means "uncertainty and having conflicting attitudes and feelings": He was ambivalent as to which candidate to vote for.

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  • ambiguous / ambivalent —    Ambiguous is describes a phrase or act with more than one meaning, or one that is unclear: The ending of the short story is ambiguous; we don t know if he died or continue his journey.    Ambivalent means uncertainty and having conflicting… …   Confused words

  • ambiguous — ambivalent, ambiguous The terms ambivalent and ambivalence are first recorded in about 1916 in the context of psychology, and in particular the Jungian notion of ‘the coexistence in one person of contradictory emotions or attitudes towards a… …   Modern English usage

  • ambivalent — ambivalent, ambiguous The terms ambivalent and ambivalence are first recorded in about 1916 in the context of psychology, and in particular the Jungian notion of ‘the coexistence in one person of contradictory emotions or attitudes towards a… …   Modern English usage

  • ambiguous — I adjective abstruse, ambiguus, ambivalent, confused, difficult to comprehend, doubtful, dubious, equivocal, having a double meaning, indefinite, indistinct, inexact, lacking clearness, not clear, not plain, obscure, open to various… …   Law dictionary

  • ambivalent — index ambiguous, equivocal, evasive, oblique (evasive) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ambiguous — adjective an ambiguous explanation Syn: equivocal, ambivalent, open to debate/argument, arguable, debatable; obscure, unclear, imprecise, vague, abstruse, doubtful, dubious, uncertain See note at doubtful Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ambivalent — adjective /æmˈbɪv.ə.lənt/ a) Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations. b) Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite. Syn: conflicted, uncertain, undecided …   Wiktionary

  • ambiguous — Synonyms and related words: Greek to one, agnostic, amalgamated, ambivalent, amphibious, amphibolic, amphibological, amphibolous, antinomic, beyond understanding, blended, capricious, chancy, changeable, combined, complex, composite, compound,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ambivalent — Synonyms and related words: amalgamated, ambiguous, ambitendent, amphibious, antinomic, at loose ends, blended, capricious, changeable, combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, conflict, conglomerate, contrasting, dappled, double… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ambiguous — adj 1. equivocal, Logic. amphibolous, paradoxical, duplicitous; ironic, two edged, ambivalent, multi leveled, figurative, suggestive, symbolic; misleading, roundabout, circuitous, ambagious, hedging, weasel worded. 2. doubtful, dubious, left… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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