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What is the opposite of happening?

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Adjective
Opposite of fashionable, popular and trendy
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Adjective
Opposite of full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
Adjective
Opposite of in preparation or progress
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by widespread appeal or likeability
“She turned up to the event in a rather unappealing brown dress.”
Adjective
Opposite of going ahead or performing according to schedule
“If I see even one police officer after eleven, the deal is off!”
Adjective
Opposite of in progress, currently taking place
Adjective
Opposite of having a lively or festive atmosphere
Adjective
Opposite of existing at the present time
“They never invaded, but Napoleon's troops received careful and invaluable training for future military operations.”
Noun
Opposite of an event or occurrence, especially one that is noteworthy
Noun
Opposite of an undertaking that goes against convention or that is somewhat ridiculous
Noun
Opposite of an event or sequence of events under consideration
Noun
Opposite of a newly occurring incident in a current state of affair
“Our reporters have reached a standstill in their reporting due to authorities blocking their access to the site.”
Noun
Opposite of an occurrence, or something that happens
“As it turned out, it was nothing!”
Noun
Opposite of an incident or event
Noun
Opposite of an event or series of events
Noun
Opposite of a fact or situation that is observed to exist, especially whose cause is in question
“The ghost town was eerily silent following decades of inactivity.”
Noun
Opposite of an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause
Noun
Opposite of an occurrence, or something that happens
Noun
Opposite of the emergence or appearance of a new development or product
Noun
Opposite of an exciting or noteworthy event, action or achievement
“He often spoke of his failure as an important learning experience from which he later benefited.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to happen, transpire, or take place
“We plan on spending the weekend together, the whole family, and I really hope those plans don't fall through because of Felipe's work.”
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