What is the opposite of further?

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Adjective
(less) Opposite of resulting in an increase in amount or number
“A more detailed investigation is necessary should you require less margin for error.”
Adjective
(sufficient) Opposite of resulting in an increase in amount or number
“There is sufficient understanding in this field to go forward with the procedure.”
Adjective
Opposite of more distant in space than another item of the same kind
“Still moving, we drew closer to our destination, and our hearts would begin to pound faster.”
Adjective
Opposite of more remote from a central point
“They dug trenches near the river to redirect the flow of the water.”
Adjective
Opposite of added to an existing or usual amount or number
“It's not often necessary to do more than the required amount of hours, but employers do look more favorably on those who do.”
Adjective
Opposite of further or additional
Adjective
Opposite of additional or recently discovered
“Some existing details surrounding the case have been rehashed and repeated.”
Adjective
Opposite of additional to that already existing, used, or possessed
Adjective
Opposite of serving as a means of pursuing an aim or policy
Adjective
Opposite of completing or enhancing something
Adverb
Opposite of at or to a greater distance or more advanced point
“The calls would get louder as they moved closer to the busy marketplace.”
Adverb
Opposite of used to emphasize the difference between a supposed or suggested fact or state of mind and the truth
“You are closer to the truth than you think.”
Adverb
Opposite of in addition
“The apartment isn't very clean. However, it does have a built-in central heating system.”
Adverb
Opposite of in addition, or in a similar manner, to what has been said
Adverb
Opposite of in addition to what has been said
“A special herbal topical medication was exclusively designed by experts in our institution.”
Adverb
Opposite of in addition
“For a few dollars less, I might consider purchasing it.”
Adverb
Opposite of in addition to
“She had many pets including several sheep, a dog, but never any cows in the paddock.”
Adverb
Opposite of toward or at a point lying in advance in space or time
Adverb
Opposite of moving forward
Adverb
Opposite of in the direction that one is facing or traveling
“Then somehow, he lost his concentration, pulled on a loose piece of stone, and stumbled backward.”
Verb
Opposite of to help the growth or development of
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“There are constraints that inhibit the growth of existing firms and impede the growth of new ones.”
Verb
(lead to) Opposite of to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
Verb
Opposite of to make a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
Verb
Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
Verb
Opposite of to persuade someone of the merits of
“He would then proceed to slander his opponent with libelous claims.”
Verb
Opposite of to augment or make something greater
“Speaking without confidence will diminish your credibility.”
Verb
Opposite of to raise to a more important or impressive level
“He enters the dining room, ready to abase himself because he disdains everyone else.”
Verb
Opposite of to advise or suggest (something) as a course of action
“No one should discommend teaching future citizens to think critically and to subject orthodoxies and truisms to rigorous examination.”
Verb
Opposite of to improve in quality
“The internet quality in this area will continue to deteriorate due to the inclement weather forecast for the week ahead.”
Verb
Opposite of to offer a recommendation
Verb
Opposite of to move higher in rank or position
“The crew would overthrow their Captain, demote his status, and relegate him to the prison deck.”
Phrase
(idiomatic) Opposite of also; or adding to something or someone already considered
“It was exclusively my fault, so please don't punish the others for my wrongdoing.”
Phrase
(typically used with to) Opposite of as well as
Excluding that one mishap, your performance was otherwise flawless.”
Conjunction
Opposite of introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point
“The cows were rescued. Digressing, John was in a happy mood today.”
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