What is the opposite of excitement?

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Noun
Opposite of a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
“My complete disinterest in the sport doesn't mean I'm ignorant of the importance it bears in the character building of some men.”
Noun
(general or positive) Opposite of something that arouses a feeling of excitement
“They watch football to lose themselves in the game and take a break from the everyday monotony of their lives.”
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(negative) Opposite of something that arouses a feeling of excitement
“She could perceive a calm amongst the crowd, as the fortress mounted a black banner, the ensign of the people.”
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Opposite of an urgent desire or interest
“There was apathy on several key issues such as ward cleanliness and compliance with good hand hygiene.”
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Opposite of arousal on a primal level
“As if he could turn his state from arousal to non-arousal in a second, Blake stood up ignoring Hannah as he looked at his cell phone.”
Noun
Opposite of enthusiasm to do or to have something
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being eager or enthusiastic
Noun
Opposite of great happiness and exhilaration
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Opposite of a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior
Noun
Opposite of the act or state of greatly enjoying or finding satisfaction in something
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Opposite of the state or characteristic of being full of life, exuberance or energy
“The dullness of the show was so overwhelming, that we had to leave early to preserve our sanity.”
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Opposite of something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
“He thinks leaving large sums of money to children serves as a disincentive to go out and do great things on their own.”
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Opposite of a quality or feeling of mystery or excitement
Noun
Opposite of the state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something good, will happen
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Opposite of the act of expecting or anticipating
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