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What is the opposite of engaging?

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Opposite of charming and attractive, especially of a manner or behavior
“Adams crowed, his gruff unattractive voice suddenly the most golden tone Daniel had ever heard.”
Opposite of having significantly interesting qualities
“Waving polite hellos, I pretended to listen in to what was turning out to be a very boring conversation about stocks and bonds.”
Opposite of attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way
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Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
Opposite of having a friendly or good-natured demeanor or disposition
“Jack was distant, unfriendly at best, and then he even abruptly pulled out a textbook and started to read it, blocking us out completely.”
Opposite of having a kindly disposition
“The neighbor was an unfriendly man who always greeted us with a scowl.”
Opposite of characterized by something exceptional or beyond ordinary
(of an event) Opposite of causing great pleasure and happiness
“Instead they brought depressing news of the death of a son, a father, a brother, or some other loved one.”
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.”
Opposite of having endearing traits or features attributable to infants
“As the years continued to pass, he would begin to look increasingly mature.”
Opposite of the process of finding candidates for a post in an organization or team
Opposite of the action of giving work to someone
Opposite of an arrangement whereby something is reserved for a particular person
Opposite of utilizing or employing a tangible object
“He was often misusing a fork for drinking soup.”
(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.”
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.”
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.”
(retreating) Opposite of present participle for to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
(surrendering) Opposite of present participle for to confront or come up against
“The situation had become untenable, and we were forced to surrender.”
(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.”
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.”
Opposite of present participle 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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