Related to Unambition: ameliorative, reassert, took over


n.1.The absence of ambition.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Unambitious is a popular word, but unambition? Have you heard it?
I am comfortable with my unambition (sic)," said another acquaintance.
As Estelle Reel put it, the outing system "places the student under the influence of the daily life of a good home, where his inherited weaknesses and tendencies are overcome by the civilized habits which he forms--habits of order, of personal cleanliness and neatness, and of industry and thrift, which displace the old habits of aimless living, unambition, and shiftlessness." (20) Thus, authorities ennobled domestic service and invested white women employers with an important role in "civilizing" Indian girls and young women.