What is the opposite of candidate?

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Noun
Opposite of a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election
Noun
Opposite of a person competing in a contest
Noun
Opposite of someone or something competing in a race or competition
“He was a withdrawal from last year's Magic Millions with breeder George Altomonte electing to race the colt in his famous Corumbene Stud racing silks.”
Noun
Opposite of a person viewed in regard to their eligibility for marriage, especially as regards class or wealth
“Alladin was considered a noncontender for Princess Jasmine's hand in marriage unless he was an actual Prince.”
Noun
Opposite of one who aspires to a position, office or award
“His patron, Robert of Gloucester, was the illegitimate son of Henry I and thus a noncontender for the throne.”
Noun
Opposite of a job or position
Noun
Opposite of something that is chosen or selected from a range of options
“The protagonist is presented as a woman of uncanny intellectual capacity, but also of extreme ugliness, both of which make her a reject for suitors of her own race and class.”
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