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Noun
Opposite of an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
“Their response to our pressing need for more resources was rather tentative and non-commital.”
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Opposite of a pressing requirement
“There will be a nonnecessity for waiters as the eatery looks to implement a self-service system.”
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Opposite of the desire for a particular commodity or service
“We had a surplus of developers and as a consequence, many were dismissed.”
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Opposite of a desire for something
“The contestant expressed that her primary dislike was conflict and war.”
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Opposite of an authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
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Opposite of an authoritative command or instruction
“Joe had been given the liberty to carry out his own brand of justice by a mysterious agency.”
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Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
“Mr. Wizard was arrested for practicing wizardry, a crime worthy of certain damnation in most parts.”
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Opposite of an urgent need or demand
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Opposite of something that is formally or legally required or obligatory
“There appears to be a nonnecessity to adhere to court etiquette as children of all ages ran amok.”
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Opposite of a belief that someone should behave in a particular way
“His emotional detachment to his son was evident after his divorce.”
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Opposite of a commercial demand that is not being met or filled
“Most fads are the result of over-exposure or a rapid saturation in the market.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or condition of being liked, admired, or supported by many people
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Opposite of an official order issued without the consultation of those expected to obey it
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Opposite of the act or an instance of asking for something
“Penelope extended an offer to Michael to help him with his move to another residence.”
Noun
Opposite of denotes one's preference or right to choose
“You have an obligation to tell the truth.”
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Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of condition of agreement
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Opposite of the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats
Noun
(rare) Opposite of something necessary or indispensable
Noun
Opposite of false claim, assertion of importance
Noun
Opposite of an earnest request for money or help
“She pointed out that she would be able to make a financial donation to the charity of her choice.”
Verb
Opposite of to insist on having something
“We offer this complimentary service to reward you for your loyalty to us.”
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Opposite of to require as a necessity
“Studying and working hard will ultimately produce success.”
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Opposite of to ask authoritatively or brusquely
“Therefore, I would kindly request that I be given either in the form of a cheque or letter of credit.”
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Opposite of to make a condition of
“He is demanding that the organization free him of his contractual obligations.”
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Opposite of to ask a question, usually aggressively
“He would often respond sarcastically if he was asked a silly question.”
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Opposite of to implore or make a request for
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Opposite of to instruct or order (someone) to do something
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Opposite of to make a request or demand of someone
“As you have ignored my requests to stop chattering while the movie is playing, I will now force you to do so.”
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Opposite of to give an authoritative or peremptory order
“I wondered why he would ask me to take out the rubbish when he himself had nothing else on his agenda.”
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Opposite of to make necessary
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Opposite of to require (something) as rightfully due or appropriate in the circumstances
“Mr. Secretary, I confirm your objectives, but I think we need to optionalize contingencies.”
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Opposite of to establish or stipulate as a previous condition
“Is the contract rigid enough to prevent any deviations from our agreement?”
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Opposite of to involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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Opposite of to merit or be a justification for
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Opposite of to force into doing something
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Opposite of to request some product or service or to secure by placing an order
“Kerry had to cancel her holiday booking after an unforeseen work commitment had arisen.”
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Opposite of to ask for something, especially earnestly or forcefully
“I would strongly discourage you from using your general counsel to negotiate a New York City office lease.”
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Opposite of decide on conditions
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Opposite of to appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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(pay) Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“Richard was to give four major castles to Philip and pay the cost of garrisoning them, along with other compensation.”
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(lift) Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“This follows further advice from the Chief Medical Officers, who now collectively agree that it is possible to lift the ban on retail sales.”
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Opposite of to be entitled to
“Cheaters are deemed to be unworthy of accolades and rewards.”
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Opposite of to make a formal application or request
“If you are sure you have lost your wallet, you will have to cancel all your current credit cards.”
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Opposite of to call on in support of an earnest request
“After being told that she could refuse their request to search her bags, Morgan consented.”
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Opposite of to give instructions
“The press should get things right, and not implicitly misinstruct the public.”
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Opposite of to demand ownership of
“Once Marla sued for divorce, he would start seizing other marital assets and even transfer ownership of his business to his brothers.”
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