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What is the opposite of hustle?

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Opposite of to force or push one's way
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Opposite of to rush or hurry in movement or action
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Opposite of to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Opposite of to gain an advantage or profit by using unfair or deceitful methods
“I admire this superior being who told truths without sweetening them to help others to gain a temporary advantage.”
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Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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Opposite of to demand earnestly or pressingly
“The doctor would deter my efforts to pursue a sporting profession due to how prone I am to injury.”
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Opposite of to obtain money or property by fraud
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Opposite of to acquire or gain, especially in return for one's effort or behavior
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Opposite of to move or proceed at a faster rate
“Surely we need to slow down and glug some of that southern hemisphere comfort.”
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Opposite of to coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
“The overall goal of disaster response sheltering is to encourage people to evacuate in order to prevent loss of human life.”
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Opposite of to exert oneself for a particular purpose
“I would laze late into the night despite having work to complete.”
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Opposite of to move at a fast speed on foot
“She watched in gentle adoration, her two-year-old daughter walk slowly toward her.”
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Opposite of to derive or extract something from someone, especially underhandedly
“Nick says he will donate two hundred dollars per ace this summer to help the victims of the country's bush fire crisis.”
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(informal) Opposite of to move or depart hastily
“Do you mind if we stay here a little longer?”
Noun
Opposite of a state of great activity
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Opposite of great, and often showy or disorderly, speed
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Opposite of a cunning trick or dishonest act with the intent to deceive
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Opposite of excessive haste
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Opposite of a fraud or swindle, especially something that is grossly overpriced
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Opposite of drive or ambition in achieving one's goals
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Opposite of exciting or fast-paced activity
“We regret going to the event as it was filled with nothing but boredom.”
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Opposite of vitality or energy, especially mentally
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Opposite of general or urgent haste to get somewhere or do something
“He had now to state, that circumstances, however, had since occurred, which had induced a delay on the part of his Majesty's Ambassador in Paris.”
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