[ UK /ʌnæmbˈɪʃəs/ ]
  1. having little desire for success or achievement
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How To Use unambitious In A Sentence

  • The most successful doctoral students in my experience are the ones that are thorough and careful and take on relatively unambitious projects which don't stretch the assumptions or structures of the discipline too much.
  • What is worse is that most of these suggestions are, at best modest, and often unambitious - even those that significantly modify the Senate, since it is considered by many to be anachronistic, marginal and even expendable.
  • So many products can be made from hemp it could stock its own department store, if only it was an enterprising human being instead of a fairly unambitious angiosperm. Ned Goldreyer: All the Rich Flavor With None of That Annoying Euphoria
  • South Lakeland District Council is unambitious, lacks drive at the top and is unlikely to improve without significant change, according to inspectors, reports Beth Broomby.
  • Nestling between the likes of The Fast and The Furious and Rush Hour, Half Past Dead tries unambitiously to be this year's biggest action flick.
  • In the Sledmere House tea rooms I overheard a conversation between two lithe and colourfully clad cyclists, the sort that make me feel so unambitious.
  • Anyone who chooses to stay at home with their kids is seen as woefully unambitious and deserving of contempt.
  • But to fail as Jeffrey Harrison does, so unambitiously, so droopily, to leave the plate with three called strikes-it smacks of faithlessness, of a kind of shrugging perfidy, a knowledge of what's expected.
  • And that's not just a euphemistic way of saying 'unambitious'; in fact, they're more sweeping than any President has proposed in a generation. Obama Advisers: He's Not Moving To The Center
  • These are failed poems, and they fail unambitiously, and there is even a sense in which their failures are repetitive, merely typical.
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