What is the opposite of ambitious?

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Opposite of having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed
“He maintained that last-borns are often spoiled and lazy because they don't have younger siblings challenging them.”
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(of a plan or piece of work) Opposite of difficult to achieve, requiring great effort or ability
“For those who want to keep their grilling simple and fun, Weber has just released two new cookbooks filled with quick and easy recipes.”
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Opposite of possessing, or controlled by ambition
“At a time when apathetic youngsters are the hot topic of political debate, he is the exception that proves the rule.”
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Opposite of excessively or unpleasantly self-assertive or ambitious
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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 passionately motivated to achieve one's goals
“Steven was mostly apathetic when it came to working towards his stated goals.”
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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 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 willing to consider new ideas
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Opposite of conceived on a very grand or ambitious scale
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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
“Good writers have an eye and an ear for a lively and believable anecdote that can make their points both memorable and compact.”
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