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Definition of "unmotivated" []

  • Having no motive or incentive: unmotivated students; an unmotivated episode in a movie. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unmotivated" in a sentence
  • "In a national poll, that year conducted by National Public Radio NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University's Kennedy School, a majority of Americans repeatedly tossed out the terms "unmotivated," "lacked aspirations to get ahead," and "didn't work hard enough" to describe the downtrodden."
  • "The New York art world has become so dependent on "the latest thing" that aesthetic change becomes "unmotivated" except by the need for individual artists to enter the system that confers purpose on their work."
  • "Zaborsky, she said, was "unmotivated" to help police, and his comments on the 911 call were "eyebrow-raising" and "calculated.""