What is the opposite of ambitious?

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Opposite of having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed
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(of a plan or piece of work) Opposite of difficult to achieve, requiring great effort or ability
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Opposite of ambitious or difficult to achieve
“Tom has set himself the achievable goal of earning a black belt in karate within five years.”
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Opposite of having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards doing something
“It was a sign to the recruiter that Bill was apathetic to the role when he presented unshaven and in casual attire for the interview.”
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Opposite of testing of one's abilities
“The teams braced themselves for a challenging contest, but it became an easy and one-sided battle.”
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Opposite of boldly self-assured
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
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Opposite of showing enthusiasm or displaying positive energy about something
“Appallingly low turnout for the June elections showed that voters are apathetic.”
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Opposite of behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
“His argument, both weak and unpersuasive, was met with silence from the audience.”
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Opposite of willing to consider new ideas; enterprising
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(informal) Opposite of on an ambitiously large scale
“I only have small and humble plans for this website.”
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Opposite of great in importance, extent, or size
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Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
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Opposite of having an interest in the future, and planning for it
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Opposite of having or showing determination or resolve
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Opposite of having or characterized by desire
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Opposite of difficult to believe or unlikely to happen
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