Ambition and Idleness


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Ambition noun – Eager desire for personal advancement.
Usage example: “Talent without ambition will not make you a star,” the singer's voice coach liked to remind her

Idleness is an antonym for ambition in strong desire for success topic.
Nearby Words: ambitious, ambit, ambitiously
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Idleness noun – An inclination not to do work or engage in activities.
Usage example: the brothers' innate idleness meant that neither did much, either inside or outside their ramshackle cabin

Ambition is an antonym for idleness in laziness topic.
Nearby Word: idle
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Idleness and Ambition. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 16, from
Ambition & Idleness. N.p., 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2021. <>.
Idleness or Ambition. 2016. Accessed January 16, 2021.

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