ambivalence [am-biv-uh-luhns] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||confusion dilemma, doubt, fluctuation, gingerliness, haze, hesitancy, hesitation, iffiness, inconclusiveness, indecision, irresoluteness, muddle, quandary, tentativeness, uncertainty, unsureness|
|Category:||Degrees of Evidence|
uncertainty, incertitude, doubt; doubtfulness; dubiety, dubitation, dubitancy, dubitousness., hesitation, suspense; perplexity, embarrassment, dilemma, bewilderment; timidity (fear); vacillation; diaporesis, indetermination., vagueness; haze, fog; obscurity (darkness); ambiguity (double meaning); contingency, double contingency, possibility upon a possibility; open question (question); onus probandi; blind bargain, pig in a poke, leap in the dark, something or other; needle in a haystack, needle in a bottle of hay; roving commission., precariousness; fallibility.
be uncertain; wonder whether., lose the clue, lose the clew, scent; miss one's way., not know what to make of (unintelligibility), not know which way to turn, not know whether one stands on one's head or one's heels; float in a sea of doubt, hesitate, flounder; lose oneself, lose one's head; muddle one's brains., render uncertain; put out, pose, puzzle, perplex, embarrass; confuse, confound; bewilder, bother, molder, addle the wits, throw off the scent, ambiguas in vulgus spargere voces; keep in suspense., doubt (disbelieve); hang in the balance, tremble in the balance; depend.
uncertain; casual; random (aimless); changeable., doubtful, dubious; indecisive; unsettled, undecided, undetermined; in suspense, open to discussion; controvertible; in question (inquiry)., vague; indeterminate, indefinite; ambiguous, equivocal; undefined, undefinable; confused (indistinct); mystic, oracular; dazed., perplexing; enigmatic, paradoxical, apocryphal, problematical, hypothetical; experimental., fallible, questionable, precarious, slippery, ticklish, debatable, disputable; unreliable, untrustworthy.
pendente lite; sub spe rati.
Heaven knows; who can tell? who shall decide when doctors disagree? ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces.
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