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being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by expressing motivation, ends-orientation, or achievement in an unassertive, passive way (as through study or work binges interspersed with procrastination and distraction)

descriptor for intrinsically lazy people who are latently driven to do a lot

descriptor for people whose success often seems effortless and who seem fairly unconcerned with it
Khoa's so passive ambitious -- he spends almost all his time playing guitar and surfing, yet he just got accepted to Yale Law School, finished his third novel, and helped develop a new method to replicate DNA strands.
by hien ngoc nguyen November 25, 2004

Words related to passive ambitious

passive aggressive passive ambition passive directive voluntold
with implied guilt, remind someone(s) of what needs to be completed with a projected equal, or greater, credit taken by the requester(s).
I agreed to Tom's request, but I think he is being passive ambitious in our project.
by aquadump May 18, 2008