What is the opposite of complete?

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Adjective
Opposite of with everything included, and nothing missing or absent
“The submission of an incomplete package could be viewed as a lack of attention to detail.”
Adjective
Opposite of finished, having reached an end or conclusion
“Pritchard was in no mood to deal with the unfinished construction of the new bridge.”
Adjective
(generic intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“I am intrigued by your mitigated sense of self-righteousness, but not entirely surprised.”
Adjective
Opposite of covering everything and all that is relevant
“Despite its promise, the speech provided limited insight into the country's political climate.”
Adjective
Opposite of exhausting all effort
“His performance provides a sober anchor to Kitano's barely restrained jubilation.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by a person's overall balance in skill and ability from a performance
“The match was basically won by the team that was less incompetent with the ball.”
Adjective
Opposite of constituting or referring to all of something
“Members of the public were only allowed to see an incomplete version of the official report.”
Adjective
Opposite of consisting of the same substance throughout
“Parts of the bridge were constructed with hollow aluminum and plated with soft lead.”
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
“I have absolutely zero faith that you can win this race against Rick.”
Adjective
Opposite of containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available
“I now have an empty bank balance after splurging on a new car.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a termination of something or an action
“He noted to the King, that this was only the initial part of the war.”
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
Adjective
Opposite of something precise or exact
“We cannot let you through because you have provided improper documents to verify your identity.”
Adjective
Opposite of having unconditional and enthusiastic support
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
Adjective
Opposite of devoted completely to one object
Adjective
Opposite of in a continued fashion, to an utter or complete degree, without relief
Adjective
Opposite of complete with regard to every detail
“He was relieved a minute later when the soldier left after only a cursory check of the room, seeming completely unsuspicious.”
Adjective
Opposite of having many details
“This is a fragment of real history mixed up with a vague account of a real island.”
Adjective
Opposite of comprehensive and far-reaching in nature
“Given the functions and the scripts introduced previously, you only need to make minor changes to the code to implement these steps.”
Adjective
Opposite of conclusive or definitive
“She has given us an extremely vague description of the perpetrator, therefore, we cannot press charges.”
Adjective
Opposite of involving a full or complete view or approach
“The atomistic approach is advantageous particularly when solving the whole modeling problem would be too time-consuming.”
Adjective
Opposite of in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“Whispers and false rumors were being circulated about his new relationship.”
Adjective
Opposite of large in magnitude or number
“In an age where little was attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to everyone in the world or everyone in a particular place or society
“These semantics reflect the peer's individual view on the world.”
Adjective
Opposite of vigorous, enthusiastic, and without compromise
Adjective
(also used in adverb or preposition form) Opposite of finished or having been brought to an end
“Good health and peace of mind are crucial to my ongoing happiness.”
Verb
Opposite of to carry out an action to the end
“I have realized that I should perhaps abandon my search for the perfect wife.”
Verb
Opposite of serving as a finishing touch to
“You certainly know how to spoil a good thing with your weird sense of visual style.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring fulfillment or happiness to one's life
“I hope I've done nothing to dissatisfy any of the tenants, least of all you, sir.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring an event to a close or conclusion
“Casandra's latest tune was the perfect way to open the show, and the pyrotechnics only added to the theatrics.”
Verb
Opposite of to fill in its entirety
“The form was filled out incorrectly. Please restart and try again.”
Verb
Opposite of to carry out an action to the end
“Without much time to spare, I would begin work immediately.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
Verb
Opposite of to come to an end or conclusion
“The footage will start in a few minutes!”
Verb
Opposite of to finalize or make certain of
Verb
Opposite of to act in accordance with the terms of
Verb
Opposite of to finish off, especially in a memorable or satisfying fashion
Verb
Opposite of to achieve or complete successfully
“Laziness will almost certainly mean you will fail in your endeavors.”
Verb
Opposite of to satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
“Over the course of the week, Barry tried out a few arguments for why he did not breach his contract.”
Determiner
Opposite of a sufficient amount of
“Your experience in this field is insufficient for this role.”
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