What is the opposite of attention?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of dealing with or taking notice of someone or something
“Deadlines were fast approaching and frivolous matters were treated with disregard as a consequence of prioritization.”
Noun
Opposite of the notice or regard taken of someone or something that is interesting or important
“He tried to holler at her from his best friend's ride, but she wasn't into scrubs and chose to fake ignorance of his presence.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of providing someone in need of assistance with aid
“The doctor misdiagnosed his injury due to medical negligence.”
Noun
Opposite of complete and focused attention, usually to avoid the risk of hurt or damage
“His inattentiveness nearly cost the team the game at the very last second.”
Noun
Opposite of special importance, value, or prominence placed on something
“With an emphasis on live music and de-emphasis on heavy hip-hop, she said she wants to distinguish her bar from the adjacent business.”
Noun
Opposite of sense of purpose
Noun
Opposite of the action or power of focusing all one's attention
Noun
Opposite of a type of stage lighting once used in theatres and music halls, producing a bright light by the use of incandescent quicklime
Noun
Opposite of polite remarks used in formal conversation
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of high regard for someone
“The conman deserves contempt for the crimes he has perpetrated on his victims.”
Noun
Opposite of coverage in media
“Information suppression and opinion monopoly are used by all totalitarian political systems for the purpose of perpetrating their immoral rule.”
Noun
Opposite of the condition of being intent
Noun
Opposite of great respect
“The nonchalant attitudes of these cadres and disrespect toward the Tibetans and their religion have been highly damaging.”
Noun
Opposite of effort or exertion made to do something, especially when inconvenient
“Pulling that stunt was merely a cinch for him.”
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