• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unambitious having little desire for success or achievement
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unambitious Not ambitious; free from ambition; not marked by ambition.
    • unambitious Not affecting show; not showy or prominent; unpretending; as, unambitious ornaments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unambitious un-am-bish′us not ambitious
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In literature:

Had they remained an unambitious and peaceful commonwealth, engaged in the wool and silk trade, it might have answered.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
He was as lazy, as hopeful, and as unambitious as several thousand other riders of the Legion.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
Leave your critical faculty at home and you will be able to derive considerable entertainment from this unambitious show.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 8, 1920" by Various
Unambitious of fame as a poet, though he frequently wrote verses, he never ventured on a publication.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III" by Various
Unambitious of fame as a poet, though he frequently wrote verses, he never ventured on a publication.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
So good were a few of these hits that they astonished their unambitious authors, by appearance in the next issue of the magazine.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
But his useful, unambitious life was drawing to a close.
"Western Characters" by J. L. McConnel
Unambitious and passionately fond of his home, he was seldom away from it, and accordingly led an extremely quiet and uneventful life.
"Fifty years with the Revere Copper Co." by S. T. Snow
Ganganelli was the plainest, and, apparently, the most unambitious of men.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
If you have only cheap material to work with, be satisfied with unambitious undertakings.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Such was, in the main, their feeling: wise, modest, unenvious, and unambitious.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
It descended to their children, most of whom were equally plodding and unambitious with themselves.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
A sensible unambitious nature will recognize in this a solid benefit.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
My book is a very slight and unambitious attempt.
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland
It is the founding in an unambitious way of a comfortable home.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
Our confidence is won by his direct and unambitious way of telling what he saw and shared.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
Men of thought, unambitious men, students, farmers, were his fellow-townsmen.
"Recollections and Impressions" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
Indeed I never felt so thoroughly bad and unambitious in my life.
"Wild Life in the Land of the Giants" by Gordon Stables
The incidents of each day are minuted down in a dry, unambitious style, bearing the clear impress of truth.
"The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada" by Francis Parkman
As for me I remain smoking on a rail, lazy and unambitious no doubt, but supremely contented.
"Saddle and Mocassin" by Francis Francis Jr.

In news:

This upscale pizzeria, mounting a pretentious but ultimately unambitious menu, seemed to do everything wrong.
A strangely unambitious burglar is hitting cars and homes in southwest Payson.
What am I to do with a restaurant so studiously unambitious as the still-neonatal Fenix Eatery and Bar, ensconced in the small, dowdy "Arcadia Village" shopping center at 40th Street and Camelback Road.
And that the fairest way to judge them was to sample the unambitious dishes on the menu.
Been looking for Mr Right, but just keep ending up with unambitious losers who can't seem to hold down a job.
On Wyoming's Wild Horses, the BLM Unambitiously Responds.
A horror movie might seem an oddly unambitious choice for rising starlet Jennifer Lawrence at this stage of her career.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Comments by an African leader portraying the men of Jamaica as chronic drunkards and unambitious pot smokers have become the talk of towns across this Caribbean island.
This is classic Viejo Latino: unambitious, unadorned Peruvian comfort food out on the Delaware County line.
You'd never call the Mountain Goats unambitious.