What is the opposite of design?

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Noun
Opposite of a plan or drawing of the function or workings of something to be produced
“Please tell me how I can use what looks like just a bunch of scribble on a piece of paper.”
Noun
Opposite of a layout or composition
“This structure consistsof a clutter of rock pieced together randomly.”
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Opposite of a pattern usually seen in artwork, or architecture
“If I continue to witness blandness across these hallways, I'm going to throw up!”
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(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
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Opposite of that by which something is made or how it is supposed to work
“It was by some random luck that we were able to find each other again after twenty odd years.”
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Opposite of a plot or plan of action
“I don't have a clever plan to steal what we need, so it's going to be done purely out of spontaneity.”
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Opposite of an aim or end result that a person is trying to achieve
“I reflected on the pointlessness of working in the job that I do, and I realized that I was completely and utterly unfulfilled.”
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Opposite of an outline or image universally applicable to a general conception
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Opposite of a cunning ploy or trick with a particular goal or aim
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Opposite of intention or purpose
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Opposite of things created or imagined in the mind
“Fantasy seldom correlates with reality.”
Noun
Opposite of the creation or forming of
“Plans call for the demolition of the racetrack and grandstand to provide the necessary space for expansion.”
Noun
Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
Noun
Opposite of a repeated decorative design
“By that interjection, the member for Warrego demonstrates that his intelligence is matched only by the plainness of his shirt.”
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of an arrangement or design serving as a model for comparable objects
“The KF5 is an excellent tank, but some felt that the airflow was a massive deviation from past models.”
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Opposite of a thing used as an example to follow or imitate
“He presents a powerful counterexample to the thesis that networks are structurally fixed.”
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Opposite of a hope or ambition of achieving something
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Opposite of a notion, impression or idea (of something)
Noun
Opposite of a class, group, or kind sharing certain characteristics or qualities
Noun
Opposite of something created or contrived, usually with new or advanced features
“Two years later he wrote an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, called by novelist Tom Sharpe the archetypal picture of English life.”
Noun
Opposite of product or achievement resulting from effort
“The scientific flop had been the failure of a group of unimpressive researchers.”
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Opposite of a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
“The saving of animals in distress was the consequence of her activism.”
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Opposite of the visible shape or configuration of something
“It isn't the power of the oppressors that interventionists have to worry about, but the amorphousness of the oppression.”
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Opposite of the way in which a whole is made up from several components
Noun
Opposite of a plan or suggestion, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration by others
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Opposite of a passionate aspiration or ambition
“He had an aversion to thoughts of having to stay in his hometown for the rest of his life.”
Noun
Opposite of something invented through research and development
Noun
Opposite of shrewdness or guile in one's choices or actions
Noun
Opposite of ultimate goal
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Opposite of a group of living organisms capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding
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Opposite of a person or thing that serves as an example of a type
Verb
Opposite of to plan the look and function of a product by making a detailed drawing of it
“This is not the time and place to extemporize, because they will see right through our lack of planning.”
Verb
Opposite of to devise and carry out how something looks and functions
“Your blatant attempt to plagiarize another artist's work will not go unnoticed.”
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Opposite of to carry out a plan with a specific purpose in mind
“The developers would abandon the new update after it received a poor reception from the public.”
Verb
Opposite of to come up with a plan, idea or design
Verb
Opposite of to design, create, or build
“After a startling revelation about Leia's identity, the intrepid group set about to finally destroy the Deathstar.”
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Opposite of to design, organize or arrange something in a methodical manner
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Opposite of to have intentions for a given outcome
“It would chance that Cersei and Jaime would have children, though it may not necessarily have been their intention to do so.”
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Opposite of to prepare something in advance
“The coach was out of ideas and it was now up the players to get creative and improvise.”
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Opposite of to design with a new shape or form
“Our graphic designer happened to neglect the creation of a new layout for the website.”
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(idiomatic) Opposite of to invent, create, or think of
“We would miss many great opportunities as we were not paying attention.”
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Opposite of to prepare or plan in advance
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(archaic) Opposite of to write or utter what is not true
“In Rain Man's film form, the repeated juxtaposition of dramatic moments with humorous situations produce informative meanings to help factualize the problems of autism.”
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Opposite of to provide or make accommodations for
“Some eateries ban you from bringing pets, but the one around the corner will not only allow them but feed them too.”
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Opposite of to construct, or arrange, according to a plan
“Is there a good reason why you decided to rearrange my schedule?”
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Opposite of to make or design (anything) from something that serves as a pattern
“If the contractor wishes to change his design as developed, the conditions once more are silent.”
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Opposite of to write or draw up a preliminary outline of a document or speech
“When the evening's business with the President concluded, Bill rejoined Venecia and they returned to Blair House for a night of rest and to finalize his speech.”
Verb
Opposite of to make or get ready
“Is it possible for you to rearrange your schedule so that you can perform most of your specific tasks at the time of day that you are most energized?”
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