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ambivalency (s) (noun), ambivalencies (pl)
Simultaneous and mixed feelings or attitudes toward an action, an object, or a person: The ambivalency and conflicting emotions which Nora had regarding her operation were quite evident because she knew it was absolutely necessary; however, she was quite afraid to have it done because the surgeon could not guarantee that it would have the desired results.
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