Definition of ambivalency in English:

ambivalency

noun

rare Psychology
  • The coexistence in one person of profoundly opposing emotions, beliefs, or attitudes (such as love and hate, or attraction and repulsion) towards a person or thing; (also more generally) the state of having contradictory or mixed feelings or attitudes; the state of being contradictory.

Pronunciation

ambivalency

/amˈbɪvələnsi/ /amˈbɪvəl(ə)nsi/ /amˈbɪv(ə)l(ə)nsi/

Origin

Early 20th century. From German Ambivalenz ambivalence see -ency.