What is the opposite of ambition?

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Noun
Opposite of a desire and determination to achieve success
“We believe that indolence, laziness, and the relentless pursuit of inactivity has contributed to his lack of ambition.”
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Opposite of a determination or motivation (to do something)
“His announcement that he would run for President would be met with surprising indifference.”
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Opposite of an aim or goal that one sets out to achieve
“The pointlessness of this endeavor is echoed by the lack of reward for such an arduous effort.”
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Opposite of a feeling of optimism
“Joe was quickly filled with pessimism when his family walked into the ward with tears streaming down their faces.”
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Opposite of a passionate aspiration or ambition
“He had an aversion to thoughts of having to stay in his hometown for the rest of his life.”
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Opposite of intention or purpose
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
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Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
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Opposite of an end goal or ambition
“Some writers and voices in the media explain away the apparent purposelessness of today's youth by problematizing the younger generation.”
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Opposite of application or drive to do or achieve something
“His absent-mindedness may prove to be his undoing.”
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Opposite of a goal or ambition that one strives for
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(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
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Opposite of denotes one's preference or right to choose
“You have an obligation to tell the truth.”
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Opposite of an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme
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