What is the opposite of absolute?

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Adjective
Opposite of total and complete
“After a period of seven or so years in which he was successful enough to maintain at least a partial grip on power, he was forced into exile during the winter.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, or typical of, a despot or tyrant
“Social reformism within a liberal democratic framework is apparently just one more snare in the mechanism of domination.”
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Opposite of not subject to any limitation, particularly in relation to power or authority
“The Lords had the provisional authority to speak what they thought fit, not that any man should carry it.”
Adjective
Opposite of providing a conclusion or finality to something
“In two words, Milton's case against censorship is inconclusive and qualified.”
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Opposite of free from defect or error
“Officials often required an unqualified company to return for more funds to fix the flawed paintwork.”
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Opposite of viewed or existing independently and not in relation to other things
“You found that your constructs were succored with flexible rules that guided behavior, rules that gave individuals the opportunity to follow them voluntarily.”
Adjective
Opposite of widespread or common in nature
“There was no doubt that Tom was the better archer, any more than it was uncommon knowledge that Robin was not the archer his father had been.”
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Opposite of free from mixture or adulteration
“The program was aimed at protecting consumers and retailers against buying and stocking fraudulent and adulterated manuka honey products.”
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Opposite of having no conditions or limitations
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Opposite of not open to question or debate
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Opposite of exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way
Adjective
Opposite of real or genuine, in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“The illusory aim of this form of government is the equal distribution of wealth to its people.”
Adjective
Opposite of having no uncertainty or ambiguity
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
“I have absolutely zero faith that you can win this race against Rick.”
Adjective
Opposite of serving as the ideal model or example for something
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Opposite of serving to resolve or settle something
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Opposite of possessing supreme or ultimate power
Adjective
Opposite of in a continued fashion, to an utter or complete degree, without relief
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Opposite of favouring or enforcing strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
“She might have been an imperfect wife, but she was loyal and great with the kids.”
Adjective
Opposite of in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“Whispers and false rumors were being circulated about his new relationship.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing in reality or as a matter of fact
“The premise that this was built by aliens is highly conjectural!”
Adjective
Opposite of incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another
Adjective
Opposite of having unconditional and enthusiastic support
“There was some grudging applause at the final curtain, but I got the feeling it was more for the sake of form, rather than actual enjoyment.”
Adjective
Opposite of being the most suitable
“The novel is designed for adolescent children but is unsuitable for kids in the younger age bracket.”
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Opposite of exerting influence in an oppressive manner
“Dr. Shetty is convinced that young doctors are becoming philanthropic, charitable, and spiritual.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or appearing to have no limits
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Opposite of not limited or restricted
Adjective
Opposite of of the greatest possible degree or amount
“He had resided in that part of the island where he had the least opportunity of acquiring any knowledge of the import.”
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