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 ?
A wife, a modest young lady, with the purely appreciative, unambitious abilities of her sex, is sure to think her husband's mind powerful.
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.
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.
They are the most simple-mannered people alive, and quite unambitious. They are two of the few remaining Evangelical school.
Contented, unambitious people are all very well in their way.
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?
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.
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.
As to the adjectives, I said, if I remember right, amiable, unambitious, and absent-minded.
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."
THE prospect of a residential or hotel development at the Cabinet Works site, in Warrington, has been labelled as "unambitious".