What is the opposite of persistent?

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Opposite of continuing stubbornly in an opinion or course of action in spite of challenges
“I will be disappointed only if I prove irresolute in my commitment to try.”
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Opposite of continuing to exist or occur over a prolonged period
“In the darkness of the bedroom that night, the street was quiet, except for the intermittent noises coming from the small zoo across the street.”
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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.”
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Opposite of continuous, without interruption
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Opposite of lasting for a very long time, especially for the duration of one's life
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Opposite of difficult to move, remove, or cure
“That moveable desk should be easily disposed of and replaced with a new one.”
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Opposite of everlasting, eternal
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Opposite of holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action
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Opposite of making continual and persistent demands
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Opposite of having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties
“All the best ideas are based on the premise that people are fundamentally lazy, and would rather be on their sofa than anywhere else.”
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Opposite of unceasingly intense in nature
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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.”
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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 demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
“I'm pretty fickle when it comes to supporting my country during the Olympics.”
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Opposite of never tiring or lacking energy
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Opposite of compulsively motivated
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Opposite of persistently or continuous in nature, especially of something unpleasant
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Opposite of very difficult or impossible to forget
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Opposite of unchanging in nature, standard, or effect
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Opposite of exhibiting passion and enthusiasm
“The author's works were mediocre and could only attract an apathetic readership.”
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Opposite of having deep roots
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Opposite of having existed for a long time
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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.”
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(of an illness) Opposite of persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
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