unambitious


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unambitious

(ˌʌnæmˈbɪʃəs)
adj
lacking in ambition: they were unambitious for their daughters.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unambitious - having little desire for success or achievementunambitious - having little desire for success or achievement
nonenterprising, unenterprising - lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome
ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement
Translations

unambitious

[ˈʌnæmˈbɪʃəs] ADJ [person] → sin ambición, poco ambicioso; [plan] → poco ambicioso, modesto

unambitious

adj person, plannicht ehrgeizig (genug); theatrical productionanspruchslos

unambitious

[ˌʌnæmˈbɪʃəs] adj (person) → poco ambizioso/a; (plan) → senza pretese
References in classic literature ?
For with eyes made clear by many tears, and a heart softened by the tenderest sorrow, she recognized the beauty of her sister's life--uneventful, unambitious, yet full of the genuine virtues which `smell sweet, and blossom in the dust', the self-forgetfulness that makes the humblest on earth remembered soonest in heaven, the true success which is possible to all.
But, though both stout of heart, and strong of person, Athelstane had a disposition too inert and unambitious to make the exertions which Cedric seemed to expect from him.
Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
However, he determined to proceed with his narrative, and speak of the hero when it was needful, but with an unambitious simplicity.
So your grave, middle-aged family practitioner vanishes into thin air, my dear Watson, and there emerges a young fellow under thirty, amiable, unambitious, absent-minded, and the possessor of a favourite dog, which I should describe roughly as being larger than a terrier and smaller than a mastiff.
It is my experience that it is only an amiable man in this world who receives testimonials, only an unambitious one who abandons a London career for the country, and only an absent-minded one who leaves his stick and not his visiting-card after waiting an hour in your room.
They are the most simple-mannered people alive, and quite unambitious.
Contented, unambitious people are all very well in their way.
All that brotherhood and sisterhood, and a common childhood in a common past mean, all the stability, the unambitious comradeship, and tacit understanding of family life at its best, came to his mind, and he thought of them as a company, of which he was the leader, bound on a difficult, dreary, but glorious voyage.
A wife, a modest young lady, with the purely appreciative, unambitious abilities of her sex, is sure to think her husband's mind powerful.
Yet who can help feeling that his style is regular because the matter he deals with is the somewhat uncontentious, even, limited soul, of an age not imaginative, and unambitious in its speculative flight?
The Tory Government in Westminster is seemingly not interested in what happens to the Welsh economy while in Cardiff Bay an unambitious Labour administration has failed miserably to turn around our economy.