antimotivational

motivation

[moh-tuh-vey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don't understand what her motivation was for quitting her job. motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus.
2.
the state or condition of being motivated: We know that these students have strong motivation to learn.
3.
something that motivates; inducement; incentive: Clearly, the company's long-term motivation is profit.

Origin:
1870–75; motive + -ation

motivational, adjective
motivative, adjective
antimotivational, adjective
demotivation, noun
nonmotivation, noun
nonmotivational, adjective
remotivation, noun
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motivation (ˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of motivating
2.  desire to do; interest or drive
3.  incentive or inducement
4.  psychol the process that arouses, sustains and regulates human and animal behaviour
 
motivational
 
adj
 
motivative
 
adj

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motivation
1873, from motivate. Psychological use, "inner or social stimulus for an action," is from 1904.
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