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synonyms for motivations

  • catalyst
  • desire
  • encouragement
  • impetus
  • impulse
  • incentive
  • inclination
  • interest
  • motive
  • reason
  • wish
  • action
  • actuation
  • angle
  • disposition
  • drive
  • fire
  • gimmick
  • goose
  • hunger
  • impulsion
  • incitation
  • incitement
  • inducement
  • instigation
  • kick
  • persuasion
  • predetermination
  • predisposition
  • provocation
  • push
  • spur
  • stimulus
  • suggestion
  • get up and go
  • right stuff

antonyms for motivations

MOST RELEVANT
  • block
  • deterrent
  • discouragement
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • hindrance
  • dullness
  • prevention
  • depression
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Man, and his constantly diametric motivations, is always trying to reconcile opposites.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
However, the motivations of a hacker are typically as simple as Im an engineer because I like to design things.
LITTLE BROTHERCORY DOCTOROW
In and of themselves, these materials with which life is filled, these motivations which impel it, are not social in their nature.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
Jorun's mind flickered over history, trying to evaluate the basic motivations of his opponent.
THE CHAPTER ENDSPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
Individual needs and motivations need to be understood in their relation to those of groups.
THE CIVILIZATION OF ILLITERACYMIHAI NADIN
At the same time, it established and promoted its implicit set of motivations and criteria for evaluation.
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This introduces to competition an element of obscurity in the form of motivations not intrinsic to sports.
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Rethinking the motivations and methods of legislation, even its legitimacy, are goals worthy of being pursued.
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Mass media activity is carried not by its own motivations, but by those of the market, whose locus it becomes.
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The specific motivations of human practical experiences resulting in knowledge have to be recognized and stimulated.
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