What is the opposite of eager?

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Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of making or characterized by a noisy outcry
Adjective
Opposite of acting or done quickly and without thought or care
Adjective
Opposite of of, or relating to, education, schooling, or intellectual pursuits
“He admired the truthfulness of landscapes painted by an unschooled artist, who became his first teacher.”
Adjective
Opposite of incapable of being satisfied or appeased
Adjective
Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Adverb
Opposite of in a state of high anticipation
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