Definition of ambivalently in US English:



  • See ambivalent

    • ‘Clifford looks forward ambivalently to the day when such concerns will not be his.’
    • ‘His stage plays, however, have all been placed in a contemporary setting, in which the myth-making is not nearly so straightforward, and the tone characteristically hovers ambivalently between celebration and satire.’
    • ‘Both were deeply but ambivalently bonded with their male sidekicks and, to both, women were simultaneously a lure and a threat.’
    • ‘The first of these is aesthetic, the second political, but both inform her ambivalently negative attitudes towards still photography.’
    • ‘Harry's relationship with his mother was classified as ambivalently attached.’