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Noun
Opposite of activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness
“Kant argues that we have a duty to nurture our natural talents rather than letting such talents rust by engaging in idleness.”
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Opposite of the use or application of a faculty, right, or process
“It is a misapplication of his powers, which it also cripples, and teases away his hearers.”
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Opposite of an instruction, command, or role given to a person or group
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Opposite of the act of using something
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Opposite of the act of using something intangible
“The suppression of free speech should not be tolerated in our society.”
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Opposite of a piece of work or assignment to be done or undertaken
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Opposite of a task assigned to students in an academic setting
“Many of the parents expressed their concern about their children's engagement in nonactivity and idleness to the school's administrative body.”
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Opposite of the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
“Most users click the introduction link, further validating the uselessness of flash screens.”
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Opposite of the process of moving an idea from concept to reality
“He bore the nonfulfillment of his ideas with silent perseverance for nearly fifteen years.”
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Opposite of the action applying or enforcing something
“I do not know whether it is a lack of will or a lack of power that is responsible for the nonenforcement of the law.”
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Opposite of something that has been achieved successfully
“I spent a few years playing in a garage band and the biggest failure there was we never really tried to make it big.”
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Opposite of a test of knowledge, especially as a competition
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Opposite of the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it
“I told her that, on theory alone, it sounded like a good idea but it was going to be very difficult to execute.”
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Opposite of the action of teaching a skill or type of behavior
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Opposite of an activity involving physical exertion and skill, typically competitive in nature
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(dated) Opposite of an essay written by a school pupil on a particular subject
“Primary school pupils are sometimes asked to produce an oral rather than a written report of an activity they have carried out.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being executed, utilized, or put into operation
“He put his plans on hold, thinking there was no rush to move back to London.”
Verb
(rest) Opposite of to engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness
“She knew she would have to rest after climbing, so she began her ascent.”
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(laze) Opposite of to engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness
“The commonly-held belief is that bank holiday weekends are just an excuse to laze around, be generally aimless and not do very much at all.”
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Opposite of to put into action or practice
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Opposite of to worry or vex
“Plummeting house prices would delight us as we would finally be able to afford our first home.”
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Opposite of to show, feel, or cause to feel, concern or worry
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Opposite of to wield or make use of
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Opposite of to exert or put to use
“A promise of confidentiality is a duty to maintain the secrecy of the information and not misuse or wrongfully disclose it.”
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Opposite of to instruct or guide in a particular skill or field
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Opposite of to make use of
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Opposite of to apply, use or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality)
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Opposite of to utilize or employ something intangible
“Do not neglect your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
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Opposite of to do something repeatedly so as to become skilled
“Arabelle thought to herself that she might just do it once and be done with it.”
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Opposite of to make use of
“We would forgo the use of drones during our filming so as not to scare the animals.”
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Opposite of to act on, or put into action, a request
“Your demands are unreasonable and I will do everything I can to repeal them.”
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Opposite of to hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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Opposite of to bring about
“Land-related corruption and local abuse of power can all too easily deter progress.”
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Opposite of to obtain a monopoly of
“The Lenape at first thought these documents would only confirm a willingness to share the land with their newly arrived neighbors.”
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(of personnel) Opposite of to work at, run, or operate (a place or piece of equipment) or defend (a fortification)
“Does the government not know that a hungry and irate man could mismanage the equipment entrusted to him?”
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