unmotivated

adjective

un·​mo·​ti·​vat·​ed ˌən-ˈmō-tə-ˌvā-təd How to pronounce unmotivated (audio)
: not motivated: such as
a
: lacking an appropriate or understandable motive
unmotivated behavior
unmotivated desires
b
: lacking drive or enthusiasm
unmotivated students
… declined to compete in the last Olympics because she was unmotivated and out of shape …Christopher Clarey

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Cavs were unprepared, unmotivated and lifeless. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 20 Jan. 2023 By then, his teachers had implemented multiple behavior charts, as if Oscar were simply unmotivated, but his maladaptive and regressive behaviors only increased. Melissa Petro, Time, 3 Nov. 2022 The setback further dented the once-formidable reputation of an army that has mismanaged logistics and sent unprepared and unmotivated soldiers into battle. Marc Santora, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Nov. 2022 Given the seemingly unmotivated flashbacks in Episode 1. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 27 Nov. 2022 The setback further dented the once-formidable reputation of an army that has mismanaged logistics and sent unprepared and unmotivated soldiers into battle. Marc Santora, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Nov. 2022 Her son, now a senior in high school, previously intended to apply to a four-year residential college, but after years of online and hybrid learning, feels unmotivated and disengaged from school. Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 The setback further dented the once-formidable reputation of an army that has mismanaged logistics and sent unprepared and unmotivated soldiers into battle. Marc Santora, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Nov. 2022 The setback further dented the once-formidable reputation of an army that has mismanaged logistics and sent unprepared and unmotivated soldiers into battle. Marc Santora, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmotivated was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Unmotivated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmotivated. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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