What is the opposite of business?

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Noun
Opposite of a person's regular occupation, profession, or trade
“More than a few antiques dealers start out as indefatigable collectors who make the decision to turn their avocation into a vocation.”
Noun
Opposite of a responsibility or duty assigned to someone
“His hands had been in his pockets, and he looked like he was up to no good, but, in reality, he was up to nothing.”
Noun
Opposite of the state, act or fact of violating one's confidence or trust
“He does not choose his new name Darth Vader himself but is dubbed thus by the Emperor after having sworn his allegiance to him.”
Noun
Opposite of a business organization, public institution, or household
Noun
Opposite of the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
“Most users click the introduction link, further validating the uselessness of flash screens.”
Noun
Opposite of a subject or situation under consideration
Noun
Opposite of the action of buying and selling goods and services
“Representative decrees designed to control the resources of the country were those regulating the stocking of goods.”
Noun
Opposite of the name or trademark of a fashion company
“I'd suggest you buy the generic brand as you get the same product for a fraction of the cost.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of dealing or trading in something, typically illegal
Noun
Opposite of an organized group of people undertaking a particular activity
Noun
Opposite of the regular custom attracted by a shop, restaurant, etc
Noun
Opposite of a undertaking, typically one that involves risk
Noun
Opposite of trade, commerce, or business relations
Noun
Opposite of a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation
“She stated that her debilitating physical disability was grounds for work exemption.”
Noun
Opposite of the amount of money taken by a business in a particular period
Noun
Opposite of one's usual employment, duties or affairs
Noun
Opposite of a responsibility or duty assigned to someone
“They've dropped the cowardice charges, but he's going to be charged with dereliction of duty.”
Noun
Opposite of an organized activity involving a number of people
Noun
Opposite of a matter or concern or a topic of discussion
“In normal circumstances, perhaps I would agree that it should be a non-issue.”
Noun
Opposite of a period of turmoil in real life
Noun
Opposite of the act or process of subsidizing
Noun
Opposite of a field or domain of activity or interest
Noun
Opposite of the domain in which something or someone is active
Noun
Opposite of the occupation of selling
Noun
Opposite of the clientele of, or the act of regularly dealing with, a business
“The owner of the shop has been going through some hard times, with declining numbers of customers, and a number of complaints to the consumer protection unit.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is being discussed, described, or dealt with
“Tom is neither the subject nor the protagonist of the story but merely an auxiliary that serves to illustrate Nick's relationship problems.”
Noun
Opposite of a commercial operation or company
“The corporation had offices in many countries despite a noninvolvement in South America.”
Noun
Opposite of an event or occurrence, especially one that is noteworthy
Noun
Opposite of a moral or legal entitlement to have or do something
“The government's prohibition of chewing gum greatly angered the nation's citizens.”
Noun
Opposite of a journey undertaken to accomplish some task
Noun
Opposite of the people who frequent an establishment or purchase a service, collectively
Noun
Opposite of a person who buys goods or services from a shop or business
“It is a good idea to ask the retailer what its terms and conditions are with regard to the return of goods.”
Noun
Opposite of an action or event that causes general public outrage
“He was delighted to be apart of a national achievement of which to be proud and brought home the realization that a new era in medicine was beginning.”
Noun
Opposite of the domain in which something or someone is active
“Blackfoot's refusal to respect a political boundary that did not accord with their own often blurred the line between local and international problems.”
Noun
Opposite of actions performed as part of one's employment
“Jack took leave from work to spend time with his sickly father.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a corporate or professional setting or connotation
“According to a source, it was just a casual meeting between friends, and business wasn't discussed.”
Adjective
Opposite of concerned with or engaged in commerce
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or characterized by industry
Adjective
Opposite of related to finances
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to an advertising promotion
Adjective
Opposite of of or shared by all the members of a group
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