What is the opposite of face?

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Noun
Opposite of the front part of the head of a person or animal
“Racketball is the only sport where simultaneously you can be looking at the ball, and it'll hit you in the back of the head at 90 miles per hour.”
Noun
Opposite of one's standing in the eyes of others
“You bring disrespect to the Gods when you fight in their place of worship.”
Noun
Opposite of the outside part or uppermost layer of something
“Be careful because a tiny cube of crisp water chestnut, together with some hot juice, is wrapped in the core of each ball.”
Noun
Opposite of shameless boldness or confidence
“He hung back continually and became a man with timidity.”
Noun
Opposite of a peculiar facial expression, usually indicative of a negative emotion
“It doesn't take much, but sometimes a smile is all it takes to know you made a difference.”
Noun
Opposite of absolute certainty or conviction that something is the case
Doubt was creeping in, and she was beginning to question everything.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing regarded as the finest or most important in their sphere or group
“Grant used to be someone of importance, but he has shelved his notoriety to become a nobody.”
Noun
Opposite of member of human species
Noun
Opposite of a look on someone's face that conveys a particular emotion
“The deadpan is key to Wright's comedic routine.”
Noun
Opposite of the front or anterior part of something
Noun
Opposite of something laid as a covering over something else
Noun
Opposite of a character, role or appearance that is affected by someone
Noun
Opposite of an appearance or form of behavior assumed by a person to conceal their genuine feelings
“I might have been looking at my reflection in a crystal clear pool and seeing the reality of my being.”
Noun
Opposite of any face of a building, especially that of the main entrance
“She hollered at me to run and grab the washing off the clothesline, and to check if the windows across the back of the house were closed tight.”
Verb
Opposite of to confront, or come up against, a given situation
“It seems important at this point to emphasize that resilient leaders do not dodge adversity or escape the vagaries of life.”
Verb
Opposite of to confront and deal with or accept
“Samra admits to drinking heavily and often feels like a drink in the morning but he continues to deny that he has an alcohol problem.”
Verb
Opposite of to come into contact, or be forced to contend, with
“If you strive to be an accomplished musician who sings with assurance, you will protect your voice and avoid negative scrutiny.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause trouble or worry to
“Her fevered dreams and the many reflections arising from conversations with her sister travelers begin to help her unburden herself of her complicated past.”
Verb
Opposite of to apply a surface or layer to something, especially for protection
“I would remove the coat of paint by scraping and sanding, and then prime and paint the surface with a top-quality water-based paint.”
Verb
Opposite of to look at, especially from across an area or space
“The patient should be instructed to ignore the bright light beam from the retinoscope and to avoid looking at the light beam.”
Verb
Opposite of to resist or endure (something) successfully
Verb
Opposite of to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We must resist the urge to jump straight into a project without first understanding the value and benefits it will bring to the business.”
Verb
Opposite of to resist openly and boldly
Verb
Opposite of to face up to or confront
Verb
Opposite of to confront or come up against
“Wilder threw some wild accusations that his opponent was trying to shirk the fight.”
Verb
Opposite of be subjected to
Verb
Opposite of to try to cope with
Verb
Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
Verb
(sports) Opposite of to compete against
“She was excited to partner with her longtime culinary idol in a cookoff against one of the best chefs in the country.”
Verb
Opposite of to direct or face in a specific direction
Verb
Opposite of to apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
Verb
Opposite of submit to, put up with
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