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1. motivation

noun. ['ˌmoʊtəˈveɪʃən'] the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior.

Synonyms

  • rational motive
  • irrational motive
  • ethical motive
  • life
  • morality
  • psychic energy
  • need
  • urge
  • ethics
  • morals
  • psychological feature
  • impulse
  • motive

Antonyms

  • incentive
  • dull
  • birth
  • death

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Rhymes with Motivation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

How do you pronounce motivation?

Pronounce motivation as ˌmoʊtəˈveɪʃən.

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Sentences with motivation


1. Noun, singular or mass
The more motivation your child needs, the bigger the incentive may need to be.

Quotes about motivation


1. That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

2. Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti

3. The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

2. motivation

noun. ['ˌmoʊtəˈveɪʃən'] the act of motivating; providing incentive.

Synonyms

  • human action
  • act
  • deed
  • motivating

Antonyms

  • dead
  • nonexistence
  • alive
  • moral

3. motivation

noun. ['ˌmoʊtəˈveɪʃən'] the condition of being motivated.

Synonyms

  • status

Antonyms

  • evil
  • wrongness
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