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initiative

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of initiative

  1. readiness to engage in daring or difficult activity <the sentry showed remarkable initiative and uncommon bravery in foiling the terrorist attack> Synonyms action, aggressiveness, ambition, drive, go, hustle, enterpriseRelated Words grit, gumption, pluck, snap, spirit, spunk, starch; ambitiousness, killer instinct, overambitiousness; assertiveness, self-reliance; energy, hardihood, pep, vigor, vitalityNear Antonyms inactivity, inertia, passivity; diffidence, faintheartedness, timidity; hesitation, reluctance; indolence, laziness, lethargy





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