Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun initiative

2 senses of initiative

Sense 1
enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead -- (readiness to embark on bold new ventures)
       => drive -- (the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers")

Sense 2
first step, initiative, opening move, opening -- (the first of a series of actions)
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

Antonyms of adj initiative

1 sense of initiative

Sense 1
inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden -- (serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage")

INDIRECT (VIA opening) -> closing -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")

Similarity of adj initiative

1 sense of initiative

Sense 1
inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden -- (serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage")
       => opening (vs. closing) -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

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