What is the opposite of deliberate?

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Adjective
Opposite of done consciously and intentionally
“His behavior was in no way accidental, and he was in fact subsequently convicted of second-degree murder for killing Fansler.”
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Opposite of done with full awareness of the likely consequences
“A rash action or a hasty decision at this time could have calamitous results.”
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Opposite of in a careful or cautious manner
“The environment is gradually being ruined by sloppy and haphazard planning.”
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Opposite of having or paying attention to detail
“It looks as though Salisbury's careless talk may have cost her both her job and her freedom.”
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Opposite of in an unhurried manner
“She ate as well as spoke in a hurried manner, and as if in defiance of her feelings.”
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Opposite of having or displaying resolve
“I have my doubts that you are going to succeed because you seem like a very weak-willed person.”
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Opposite of not forced
Adjective
Opposite of having a tendency to inflict suffering and pain on others
Adjective
Opposite of relating to the identification of long-term goals and the means of achieving them
“This guy isn't going to go down easily, so you're going to need more than an improvised plan.”
Adjective
Opposite of specifically identified to the exclusion of anything else
“My five-in-one pressure cooker enables me to cook in multiple ways.”
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Opposite of reserved
Adjective
Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
Adjective
Opposite of impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner
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Opposite of having or showing determination or resolve
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Opposite of in an organized manner
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Opposite of marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and etiquette
Adjective
Opposite of being deep in thought, or characterized by thoughtfulness
Adjective
Opposite of slow or unhurried
Adjective
Opposite of remaining composed and level-headed at all times
Adjective
Opposite of having a thoughtful or philosophical disposition
Adjective
Opposite of having a slow, regular rhythm
Verb
(ignore) Opposite of to consider or give serious or careful thought to
“But to dismiss what he now alleges is to ignore the overwhelming evidence that what he says is true.”
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(dismiss) Opposite of to consider or give serious or careful thought to
“It comes as no surprise that he would dismiss allegations of misconduct.”
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Opposite of to fix one's attention at something or someone
“It is unacceptable for you to walk away and ignore the dire situation.”
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Opposite of to hold a meeting
“At the request of the police HQI, the captain called on the crowd to disperse, which it did.”
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Opposite of to go over in one's head
“I have had time to think, and now it is time to act.”
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Opposite of to consider or give serious or careful thought to
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Opposite of interrupt action or speech briefly
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Opposite of to be lost in thought
“I tend to be alert once my mind is fully rested.”
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Opposite of to discuss together
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Opposite of think about seriously
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(think of/about) Opposite of to consider the possibility of
“Seeing the negative effects of drinking on his father made him reject alcohol.”
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Opposite of to pause and deliberate
“We don't have time to think. Let's just rush into it!”
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Opposite of to discuss or have a conversation with another
“We'll show up at the lecture, sit down, and be silent.”
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