uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.
Psychology. the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.
Also, ambivalency.

1910–15; ambi- + valence

ambivalent, adjective Unabridged
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ambivalence or ambivalency (æmˈbɪvələns)
the simultaneous existence of two opposed and conflicting attitudes, emotions, etc
ambivalency or ambivalency
am'bivalent or ambivalency

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Word Origin & History

"simultaneous conflicting feelings," 1924, from Ger. Ambivalenz, coined 1910 by Swiss psychologist Eugen Bleuler (18571939) on model of Ger. Equivalenz "equivalence," etc., from L. ambi- "both" (see ambi-) + valentia "strength," from prp. of valere "be strong" (see
valiant). A psychological term that by 1929 had taken on a broader literary and general sense.
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ambivalence am·biv·a·lence (ām-bĭv'ə-ləns)
The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings toward a person, an object, or an idea.

am·biv'a·lent adj.
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Example sentences
Americans don't always have a high tolerance for ambivalence.
But I guess the fact that they were fighting giant robots take the moral
  ambivalence out of the picture.
Honest and spirited writing that makes this book a compelling read, and one
  that could melt public ambivalence.
Overcoming his initial ambivalence, Thompson accepted the offer last fall.
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