Word of the Day: Ambivalent

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Ambivalent (ăm-bĭv’ə-lənt) is an adjective used to characterize things that have conflicting feelings or attitudes. If you are ambivalent about politics, for example, you have opposite feelings about it.

Google evokes ambivalent feelings. Some users now keep their photos, blogs, videos, calendars, e-mail, news feeds, maps, contacts, social networks, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and credit-card information—in short, much of their lives—on Google’s computers. (The Economist)

What we find troubling is that there is a substantial proportion of young people in Russia today who hold positive or ambivalent views on Stalin and his legacy. (Reuters)

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