What is the opposite of goal?

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Noun
(pointlessness) Opposite of an aim or end result that a person is trying to achieve
“I reflected on the pointlessness of working in the job that I do, and I realized that I was completely and utterly unfulfilled.”
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(start) Opposite of an aim or end result that a person is trying to achieve
“It's only the start of the project, but I already have a strong belief that it will be a success.”
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Opposite of a strong desire
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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 the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
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Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
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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 a goal or purpose
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Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
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Opposite of a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
“The saving of animals in distress was the consequence of her activism.”
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Opposite of a passionate aspiration or ambition
“He had an aversion to thoughts of having to stay in his hometown for the rest of his life.”
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Opposite of an end goal or ambition
“Some writers and voices in the media explain away the apparent purposelessness of today's youth by problematizing the younger generation.”
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Opposite of an ambition or hope
“Demoralising idleness and the humiliation of charity or relief work left the unemployed dispirited, apathetic, or divided.”
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Opposite of a goal or ambition that one strives for
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Opposite of an animal pursued by a hunter, hound, predatory mammal, or bird of prey
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Opposite of something that is wished for, or considered desirable
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Opposite of ultimate goal
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Opposite of an important assignment given to a person or group of people, typically involving travel abroad
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Opposite of a reason or incentive for acting or behaving in a particular way
“He thinks leaving large sums to children serves as a disincentive for them to go out and do great things on their own.”
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(sports) Opposite of a score or goal which results from a well-executed sequence of actions
“His execution was less than perfect, but he ended up with the point anyway.”
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Opposite of the latest time or date by which something should be completed
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Opposite of line where race ends
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Opposite of motivation or inclination
“He had a strong disinterest in becoming an accountant despite the encouragement of his parents to do so.”
Verb
(in sport) Opposite of to score a point when an object is placed into an area designated for such an activity
“The club does not pay him exorbitant amounts of money to miss easy shots like that.”
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