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ambivalent
used in Oryx and Crake

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having mixed feelings about something — such as when part of you wants to do something and part of you does not
  • Sex is no longer a mysterious rite, viewed with ambivalence or downright loathing, conducted in the dark and inspiring suicides and murders.
    p. 165.8

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