What is the opposite of ambition?

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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.”
Opposite of a determination or motivation (to do something)
“His announcement that he would run for President would be met with surprising indifference.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of intention or purpose
Opposite of a goal or purpose
Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
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.”
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.”
Opposite of application or drive to do or achieve something
“His absent-mindedness may prove to be his undoing.”
Opposite of a goal or ambition that one strives for
(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
Opposite of denotes one's preference or right to choose
“You have an obligation to tell the truth.”
Opposite of an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme
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