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Noun
Opposite of an opportunity to do or achieve something
“The following studies cite an inopportunity to partake in sports as the reason for lower rates of participation in athletics by women.”
Noun
Opposite of the occurrence of events in the absence of any obvious intention or cause
“It is by design that I do not take on an overly remarkable phenomenon but a trivial one, at the risk of augmenting the difficulty of my task.”
Noun
Opposite of a risky action undertaken with the hope of success
“I want a guarantee of their safety before I tell you where they are.”
Noun
(general or positive) Opposite of a possibility of something happening
“Yet there is a final wail of despair at the unlikelihood of any change for good being effected.”
Noun
Opposite of the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way
Noun
Opposite of a predetermined or unavoidable destiny
Noun
Opposite of a risky action undertaken with the hope of success
Noun
Opposite of an opportunity to achieve something
Noun
Opposite of a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection
Noun
Opposite of a chance or possibility for progress or profit
“I faced a lot of adversity at my last place of employment in trying to get promoted.”
Noun
Opposite of a future circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty
“There is an unlikelihood of rain falling this weekend, much to the chagrin of farmers around the country.”
Noun
Opposite of a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is a source of hope
“I had no hope in him as he was a dud.”
Noun
Opposite of opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done
Noun
Opposite of unpredictability
Noun
Opposite of an event or occurrence, especially one that is noteworthy
Noun
Opposite of a risky action undertaken with the hope of success
“The only certainty was that people around the world were literally becoming God-fearing and were reticent to break his commandments.”
Noun
Opposite of an unusual and exciting or daring experience
“After much inactivity, we were all yearning for a bit of adventure.”
Noun
Opposite of a course of action that is resorted to
Adjective
Opposite of happening by chance or without planning
“The apparent inconsistency should not be interpreted as ignorance or a deliberate attempt to mislead.”
Adjective
Opposite of ostensibly lacking any coherent system or order
Adjective
Opposite of occurring, appearing, or done infrequently and irregularly
Adjective
Opposite of given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood, thinking or behavior
“A creole language is a stable natural language developed from a mixture of different languages.”
Verb
Opposite of to take a risk or chance on
“We decided to forego that rickety ride, fearful that it might break down.”
Verb
Opposite of to take place or do something by accident or without intending to
“It took several months for the Peruvian Army to prepare and plan an assault on the compound.”
Verb
Opposite of to happen, transpire, or take place
Verb
Opposite of to bet money or something else in a gamble
Verb
Opposite of to gamble on the outcome of a game, race or event
Verb
Opposite of to expose to danger or the risk of loss
Verb
Opposite of to take a risk or chance on
“If we go half an hour earlier to our desired session time we will guarantee ourselves good seats.”
Verb
Opposite of to determine the future or the fate of something in advance
Verb
Opposite of to do something despite the danger it may pose
“I'm the kind of person who would rather play it safe and lose out than risk everything and have a chance at winning.”
Verb
Opposite of to take place or come about
“Moments like these disappear as quickly as they appear.”
Verb
Opposite of to place in danger or cause a hazard to
“Concrete barriers surround the race track to protect spectators from harm.”
Verb
Opposite of to happen, transpire, or take place
Verb
Opposite of to stake (an amount of money) in a bet
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