What is the opposite of focus?

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Opposite of the core or basis for something
“Briefly, the initially adsorbed liposomes seemed to collapse from the outer periphery toward the center of the liposome.”
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Opposite of a subject or topic being addressed
“That is a non-issue which we will not be focussing on during our meeting.”
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Opposite of one's concentration or attention with regard to something
“The matter was trivial and rightly treated with disregard.”
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Opposite of a (clear) purpose or reason for an endeavor
“There was a noticeable level of confusion in the theme of the event.”
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Opposite of application or drive to do or achieve something
“His absent-mindedness may prove to be his undoing.”
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Opposite of the sharpness of a subject in a photographic image
“I either had to use the flash, which I ordinarily prefer to avoid, or settle for extreme blurriness.”
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(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
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Opposite of a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule
“The Chief Inspector promised the community that the culprit would be arrested soon.”
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Opposite of an intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
“Their indifference may be due to the fact that they see the sheer pointlessness of this program.”
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Opposite of the notice or regard taken of someone or something that is interesting or important
“He tried to holler at her from his best friend's ride, but she wasn't into scrubs and chose to fake ignorance of his presence.”
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Opposite of a person's attention
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Opposite of a person or thing to which a specified action or feeling is directed
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Opposite of the focus of an earthquake
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Opposite of a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
“While it may be highly popular with visitors, it remains only a subsidiary of the Steward Observatory in Arizona.”
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Opposite of something that exhibits exceptional quality, something worth being shown
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Opposite of the condition of being intent
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Opposite of the principal purpose or theme of a course of action or line of reasoning
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Opposite of the part of a view that is nearest to the observer, especially in a picture or photograph
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Opposite of a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule
“He seemingly forgets that he is the antagonizer and the one who indeed causes the most trouble on chat.”
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Opposite of an issue or problem requiring resolution
“They believed they had found the solution to enduring peace in the troubled region.”
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(the thick) Opposite of the most active or crowded part of something
“He walked into the room and felt dispirited when he saw the idleness of his students.”
Verb
Opposite of to fix one's attention at something or someone
“It is unacceptable for you to walk away and ignore the dire situation.”
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Opposite of to fix one's gaze on something or someone
“We could not help but look away from the wreck that was before us.”
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Opposite of to combine individual or separate elements together
“We can divide cellular respiration into three metabolic processes.”
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Opposite of to direct one's gaze
“Trying to remain inconspicuous, she would avert any passersby as she walked through the city.”
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Opposite of to pay attention to, or focus on, something closely
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(major in) Opposite of to concentrate on a particular area of study
“I have decided to diversify my areas of study to encompass several subjects.”
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Opposite of to focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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Opposite of concentrate on specific area
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Opposite of to move administration or power to a single, central authority
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(look to or look at) Opposite of to have in mind as a purpose or goal
“Despite their flagging market position, they would refuse to improve their product in any way.”
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Opposite of to put forth the needed effort
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Opposite of bear down on
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Opposite of narrow down
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Opposite of to become or make less wide
“Nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to widen.”
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Opposite of address oneself to
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Opposite of to cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway
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Opposite of to base on a principle, idea, feeling or physical matter
“Our company will oppose anything that contradicts our core principles.”
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