What is the opposite of engaging?

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Adjective
Opposite of charming and attractive, especially of a manner or behavior
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Adjective
Opposite of having significantly interesting qualities
Adjective
Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
Adjective
Opposite of attracting attention
Adjective
Opposite of having a kindly disposition
“The neighbor was an unfriendly man who always greeted us with a scowl.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an exciting, exotic or fascinating quality
“There was absolutely no atmosphere and it was akin to being marooned on an unexotic island, with no one offering to top up our teapot.”
Adjective
Opposite of having endearing traits or features attributable to infants
“As the years continued to pass, he would begin to look increasingly mature.”
Noun
Opposite of the process of finding candidates for a post in an organization or team
Noun
Opposite of the action of giving work to someone
Verb
Opposite of utilizing or employing a tangible object
“He was often misusing a fork for drinking soup.”
Verb
(rare) Opposite of instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
“I am sure the new Star Wars movie will be boring Robert who dislikes science fiction.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hire (somebody) for work or a job
“After multiple indiscretions, the company had no choice but to dismiss Harry.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to draw in or to attract
“Your subpar food and service will deter potential customers from coming to your restaurant.”
Verb
(retreating) Opposite of present participle for to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
Verb
(surrendering) Opposite of present participle for to confront or come up against
“The situation had become untenable, and we were forced to surrender.”
Verb
(engage in) Opposite of present participle 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle 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 present participle for to interconnect and bring into operation
“If the range has an upper oven and fan, disengage the duct connection first.”
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