What is the opposite of consequence?

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Noun
Opposite of a result or effect, usually one that is unwelcome or unpleasant
“Disruption may be a cause for delay, and delay may be a cause for disruption, but they are not one and the same.”
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Opposite of importance with respect to what comes after
“All previous attempts at spectacular realism sink into insignificance beside this tremendous display.”
Noun
Opposite of one's status or standing
“If anyone can benefit the city in some way, he is not debarred from doing so by the obscurity of his standing.”
Noun
Opposite of an inflated sense of one's positive qualities
“He put his heart into everything he attempted, ready to accept his many successes with humility.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or process of inferring by deduction or induction
“Through sheer weariness, she expressed her frustration at the inconclusion of the case.”
Noun
Opposite of the consequence of an action, irrespective of good or bad
“The group was often perceived as carrying out their own brand of vigilante justice with impunity.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed
Noun
Opposite of the inherent value in something or someone
“The lead character struggles desperately to find a way to circumvent the terrible meaninglessness of his existence.”
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Opposite of an occurrence, or something that happens
“As it turned out, it was nothing!”
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Opposite of an unwelcome experience or action undergone or done as a condition of achieving an objective
Noun
Opposite of a loss or cost incurred, especially for the benefit of something or someone
“Neutering and spaying are usually done for the benefit of your pets.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being known or talked about by many people, especially on account of notable achievements
Noun
Opposite of the effect or influence of something, typically a chemical or substance
“I stopped taking supplements because of their ineffectiveness in improving my health.”
Noun
Opposite of a logical conclusion or consequence of facts
Noun
Opposite of the inference of particular instances by reference to a general law or principle
Noun
Opposite of the last part of a piece of music, an entertainment, or a public event, especially when particularly dramatic or exciting
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being solemn
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