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What is the opposite of engaged?

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Adjective
Opposite of having formally agreed to marry
“He just wanted to enjoy his single life and remained unattached.”
Adjective
Opposite of busy or occupied with business or activities
“I'm free, so I can do what I want, any old time!”
Adjective
Opposite of in use, especially of a device or machine such as a telephone
“It felt like an eternity before the toilets became available.”
Adjective
Opposite of greatly interested or captivated
“A key issue with these strategies is that students struggle or are disengaged from the outset.”
Adjective
Opposite of busy or involving much activity
“We walked in and observed inactive workers sitting around and chatting with each other.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing enthusiasm or displaying positive energy about something
“Appallingly low turnout for the June elections showed that voters are apathetic.”
Adjective
Opposite of involved in a given action or situation
Adjective
Opposite of deeply immersed in thought or an activity
“He remained alert and was fully aware of his surroundings.”
Adjective
Opposite of kept specially for a particular person
Adjective
(in a crime, process, etc) Opposite of associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant
“Senior officers believe that their suspect and the events that took place earlier this month are unrelated.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties
“All the best ideas are based on the premise that people are fundamentally lazy, and would rather be on their sofa than anywhere else.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of knots, knotty
Adjective
Opposite of of, or having to do with matrimony and marriage
Adjective
Opposite of actively engaged in employment
Adjective
Opposite of being currently in use
“The building has been unoccupied since the business closed almost two years ago.”
Adjective
Opposite of being intent or focused on a goal or objective
“They were frustrated by the frequent losses at war with Celobongo and were then hesitant to continue without support.”
Verb
Opposite of to have involved or engaged in deeply
“He ignored the music as it was not really his thing.”
Verb
Opposite of actively engaged in an assigned task, duty or occupation
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Opposite of going out with someone
Verb
(of a place or position) Opposite of to have occupied
“We reluctantly forfeited our prime, first-row seats at the concert because we had another urgent matter to attend to.”
Verb
(of accommodation) Opposite of to have rented
“I rented out my apartment to a nice couple who were new to the city.”
Verb
Opposite of to have utilized or employed a tangible object
“He often misused a fork for drinking soup.”
Verb
Opposite of to have instigated the curiosity or attention of someone
“The new Star Wars movie definitely bored Robert who dislikes science fiction.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to hire (somebody) for work or a job
“After multiple indiscretions, the company had no choice but to dismiss Harry.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to draw in or to attract
“Your subpar food and service will deter potential customers from coming to your restaurant.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
Verb
(engage in) Opposite of past tense for to participate or become involved in
“As it was, I spent a good deal of time trying to remove myself whenever the filming took place.”
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Opposite of past tense for to pledge or enter into a contract to do something
“There may be consequences if you break your contract with the company.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to activate or bring into operation
“If the range has an upper oven and fan, disengage the duct connection first.”
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