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What is the opposite of eager?

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Opposite of strongly wanting to do or have something
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“The unenthusiastic response to conventional arts and science courses is a pointer to the lackluster job opportunities available for such courses.”
Opposite of having a keen or enthusiastic expression
“But I shook off the prang and put an indifferent look on my face, sliding him a glance.”
Opposite of eagerly wishing or wanting of something or someone
Opposite of ambitious or driven towards a particular goal
Opposite of loudly cheerful, enthusiastic or approbatory
Opposite of indefatigable, untiring, or inexhaustible
Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
“In spite of her frugal spendings, Eva only had a moderate urge to shop, preferring instead to use her time to upkeep her house.”
Opposite of busy with activity
“The cafe was lifeless and quiet, with a watery December sun shining through the streaky glass of the new door.”
Opposite of eager, prepared or willing to do or have something
“He had poor eye contact and was generally uncooperative and unwilling to be interviewed.”
Opposite of incapable of being satisfied or appeased
Opposite of acting or done quickly and without thought or care
Opposite of greedy or gluttonous (in appetite) like a pig
Opposite of intellectual or scholarly in manner or approach
“He admired the truthfulness of landscapes painted by an unschooled artist, who became his first teacher.”
Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Opposite of felt or believed deeply and sincerely
“With an insincere apology, she shuffled off, furtively glancing over her shoulder to make sure no one had seen her colluding with a stranger.”
Opposite of in a state of high anticipation
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