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What is the opposite of persevering?

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Adjective
Opposite of characterized by unrelenting persistence
Adjective
Opposite of hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work)
Adjective
Opposite of stubborn or persistent in nature
Adjective
Opposite of having or displaying resolve
“I have my doubts that you are going to succeed because you seem like a very weak-willed person.”
Adjective
Opposite of indefatigable, untiring, or inexhaustible
Adjective
Opposite of steadfast and resolute
Adjective
Opposite of diligent in performing a process or procedure
Adjective
Opposite of refusing to change one's position, attitude or opinion
“Ian was very giving in sharing his toys with his best friend, Sarah.”
Adjective
Opposite of passionately motivated to achieve one's goals
“Steven was mostly apathetic when it came to working towards his stated goals.”
Adjective
Opposite of making continual and persistent demands
Adjective
Opposite of stubbornly or unreasonably adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course
“After some initial skirmishes, the company managed to entrench its rule, often through the authority of amenable local rulers.”
Adjective
Opposite of exhibiting passion and enthusiasm
“The author's works were mediocre and could only attract an apathetic readership.”
Adjective
Opposite of continuing indefinitely without stopping
Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
“The impatient man lost it and started shrieking after getting fed up with the bus that was always late.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a resolute, unyielding spirit
“Thiem appeared to forget the rules of the game and only put in a half-hearted effort to return Zverev's stroke.”
Adjective
Opposite of continuing over a (usually extended) period of time
“The company's financial problems were just a temporary blip.”
Adjective
Opposite of resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering
Adjective
Opposite of indefatigable, untiring and not yielding to fatigue
Verb
(quitting) Opposite of present participle for to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
“While some have the strength and willpower to be able to quit smoking on their own, many others will need a bit more help and support.”
Verb
(leaving) Opposite of present participle for to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
“The right way to leave any job is to leave knowing that you did the job.”
Verb
(faltering) Opposite of present participle for to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
“We will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.”
Verb
(surrendering) Opposite of present participle for to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
“If they surrender, you must accord them their rights under the laws of war and international conventions.”
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