What is the opposite of aim?

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Opposite of intention or purpose
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Opposite of an aim or end result that a person is trying to achieve
“I reflected on the pointlessness of working in the job that I do, and I realized that I was completely and utterly unfulfilled.”
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(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
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Opposite of a determination or motivation (to do something)
“His announcement that he would run for President would be met with surprising indifference.”
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Opposite of a hope or ambition of achieving something
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Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of the object or goal of something
“Warnings on cigarette packets serve as a deterrent to would-be smokers.”
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Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
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Opposite of a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
“The saving of animals in distress was the consequence of her activism.”
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Opposite of an ambition or hope
“Demoralising idleness and the humiliation of charity or relief work left the unemployed dispirited, apathetic, or divided.”
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Opposite of a goal or ambition that one strives for
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Opposite of the faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
“There are frequent complaints about unwillingness to work, lack of entrepreneurialism and aversion to risk.”
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Opposite of a cause, purpose or reason
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Opposite of an end goal or ambition
“Some writers and voices in the media explain away the apparent purposelessness of today's youth by problematizing the younger generation.”
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Opposite of something that is wished for, or considered desirable
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Opposite of ultimate goal
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Opposite of a general meaning or character
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Opposite of a reasonable or comprehensible rationale
“It is complete nonsense to ask God for something, to offer Him an exchange, or even to threaten Him.”
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Opposite of an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme
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Opposite of the latest time or date by which something should be completed
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Opposite of an important assignment given to a person or group of people, typically involving travel abroad
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Opposite of a general direction in which something is developing or changing
“He also continues to cut on film, a noticeable deviation from the industry standard of nonlinear digital editing.”
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Opposite of denotes one's preference or right to choose
“You have an obligation to tell the truth.”
Verb
Opposite of to point or direct (an object)
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(followed by for) Opposite of to attempt or try
“The weather turned treacherous, so the group had to abandon the hike.”
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Opposite of to have intentions for a given outcome
“It would chance that Cersei and Jaime would have children, though it may not necessarily have been their intention to do so.”
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Opposite of to make a concerted effort towards achieving a result
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Opposite of to make an effort or attempt
“Bernard's most consistent criticism is that he will quit before he even tries to get into the game.”
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Opposite of to point in a direction
“His dexterity as an archer is well known, but the sight of his boy before him might unnerve his arm, and misdirect his aim.”
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction with force
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Opposite of to direct or incline at an angle
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Opposite of to attempt or try to do (something)
“My last act as a wizard will be to send you all safely back to Elspeth, and after that, I shall finally rest.”
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Opposite of to lean or turn away from a given plane or direction, especially the vertical or horizontal
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
“He can catch the ball in traffic as well as anyone in the league, and he's lethal after the catch.”
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Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“Over the next year, he would dither back and forth over his relationship with Peggy while the affair wound down.”
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Opposite of to focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
“I was transfixed, and I could not remove my stare from the man's eyes.”
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Opposite of to strive in pursuit of a goal
“I would idle rather than devoting time to learning Japanese, and therefore I never mastered it.”
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Opposite of to broadcast or transmit an electronic signal
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Opposite of to move in a specified direction
“Fears that young members of the community are being forced to retreat from the town have prompted civic leaders to investigate the issue.”
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Opposite of bear down on
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Opposite of to vent or release one's emotions towards someone or something
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Opposite of to fix one's attention at something or someone
“It is unacceptable for you to walk away and ignore the dire situation.”
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(of a blow, ball, or attack) Opposite of to launch or aim (something) towards a given target
“Carlos fell on the first round, then continued to receive blows from his opponent afterward.”
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Opposite of to concentrate one's attention or effort
“The simple progression of numbers helped her focus more quickly so nothing would distract her mind from the efficiency of the movement.”
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