Idleness and Initiative


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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

Initiative is an antonym for idleness.
Nearby Word: idle
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Initiative noun – Readiness to engage in daring or difficult activity.
Idleness is an antonym for initiative in eagerness to do something topic.
Nearby Words: initiate, initiation, initiated, initiator, initiatory
Antonyms for Initiative
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Initiative or Idleness. 2016. Accessed June 21, 2021.

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