What is the opposite of conviction?

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Noun
Opposite of a firmly held belief or opinion
“To succeed as art, sci-fi and fantasy have to persuade us to suspend our disbelief in the world being conjured up.”
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Opposite of the quality of showing that one is firmly convinced of what one believes or says
“She said it with a hint of uncertainty, and I knew she was waiting for me to believe the lie.”
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Opposite of a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence
“Moreover, the public interest may be as much involved in the circumstances of a remarkable acquittal as in a surprising conviction.”
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Opposite of the quality of being brave or confident without being reckless or thoughtless
“There is no reason for this other than craven cowardice in the face of power.”
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Opposite of opinion, judgment, or belief
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Opposite of having a strong commitment to a cause
“He played with utter indifference and apathy because he knew that this was his last season with the club.”
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Opposite of a feeling or suspicion
“It is clear that your ignorance of your children's whereabouts stems from your obsession and commitment to work.”
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Opposite of a concept formulated in the mind
“The importance of this decision resides in the fact that it relates to people across the country.”
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Opposite of a belief that one supports
“Your actions have a sense of purposelessness that I find difficult to swallow.”
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Opposite of the condition of being determined
“Where he gets in trouble, again, is his unwillingness to make a firm stand on any issue.”
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Opposite of a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge
“To my knowledge, there is only one place in his published writings where Berkeley responds directly to this challenge.”
Noun
Opposite of a particular opinion or attitude expressed
Noun
Opposite of intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval
“Collective apathy towards the problems faced by our nation stems from the burden of self-aggrandizement.”
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Opposite of the characteristic that motivates someone to survive in the face of challenges
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Opposite of a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest
Noun
Opposite of a group or sect holding a particular religious belief
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being clear, logical, and convincing; lucidity
Noun
Opposite of the expression of very strong disapproval; censure
Noun
Opposite of mental or emotional calm
“I cannot help but feel some degree of discomposure if we do not get some travel insurance prior to our trip.”
Noun
Opposite of the state, or an act, of stubbornness or doggedness
Noun
Opposite of an attitude or point of view
“He was dumbfounded as to how to tackle the problem and his cluelessness on the issue was evident.”
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Opposite of the inference of particular instances by reference to a general law or principle
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