What is the opposite of champion?

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Noun
Opposite of a person who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition
“Samuel not only persuaded the king to agree to the competition but also persuaded him to add a stipulation that the loser should leave the kingdom and never return.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who vigorously supports or defends a person or cause
“In the years immediately after the Great War, Grieve was a vehement critic of the movement initiated by the Vernacular Circle of the London Burns Club.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who is celebrated for their skill, actions or celebrity
“He became a villain following his missed shot to seal the game and the opportunity to play off in the finals.”
Noun
Opposite of the chief character in a book, play, or film, typically identified with sympathetic and good qualities
“Why does the villain always lose?”
Noun
Opposite of a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities
“He was labeled a coward after pushing and shoving others out of the way to save himself during a fire drill.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in their field
“After all these years, he's still an amateur at his craft.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that wins something
Noun
Opposite of a person who protects or defends something
Noun
Opposite of a person engaged in a crusade
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Opposite of a person who works in an organized and active way towards a goal
Noun
Opposite of person of high standing
Noun
Opposite of person who aids, does religious work
Noun
Opposite of a person who frees or liberates
Noun
Opposite of star of the show
Noun
Opposite of one who overcomes
Noun
Opposite of the one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians to be Jesus Christ
Noun
Opposite of an imagined superior type of human being representing a new stage of human development
Verb
Opposite of to vigorously support or defend the cause of
“It would be a very bold minister who would strongly oppose the Prime Minister's decision.”
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Opposite of to champion or endorse a cause
“We must oppose any trade rules based on even the most minimalist form of reciprocity in market access.”
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Opposite of to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“The supermarket has decided to pull some of its products from the shelves.”
Verb
(a cause or venture) Opposite of to support, advocate, or encourage
“Big crowds tend to impede my ability to hear myself think.”
Verb
Opposite of to be supportive of someone
Verb
Opposite of to offer a recommendation
Verb
Opposite of to sustain or support (something which has been questioned)
“The respondent requests that this matter be deferred until his motions are resolved, as he is seeking to overturn the verdict in his case.”
Adjective
Opposite of being the best beyond compare
“As he obviously will not have the technical military and naval knowledge of his fellow pilots, he may find himself under the orders of a vastly inferior aviator.”
Adjective
Opposite of very high in quality
“The steak he cooked was, frankly, awful.”
Adjective
Opposite of very good
Adjective
Opposite of being the winner in a contest, struggle, war, etc.
Adjective
Opposite of showing stylish or skillful excellence
“The narrative setting for this dynamic is an intended concert performance that is thwarted by the interruptions and failures of an inept musician, ending in chaos.”
Adjective
Opposite of deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
“This story is sordid and shameful, and everyone who was involved in producing it should be ashamed of themselves.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasing to the mind or senses
“Blueberries lose it completely, developing an actively unpleasant, tinny taste that even mountains of sugar can't mask.”
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