What is the opposite of immediate?

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Opposite of taking place without delay
“A delayed start to the game is on the cards as rain threat looms large over the third innings.”
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Opposite of being the most urgent or important in nature
“To be honest it is a trivial matter and I have bigger fish to fry.”
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(future) Opposite of relating to or existing at the present time
“My future plan is to have a basketball camp in every state for young underprivileged girls.”
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(past) Opposite of relating to or existing at the present time
“I further explained to him that all he had to do was to forgive himself for all his past transgressions and to resolve not to commit them again.”
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Opposite of nearest in time, relationship, or rank
“Instead of setting ideal societies in unexplored regions of the earth, authors started describing imaginary versions of their own country, set in a distant future.”
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Opposite of nearest or next to in space
“The suspect is standing on the far right of the lineup.”
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Opposite of without intervening factors or intermediaries
“Investigators were only given secondhand information of the suspect's whereabouts.”
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Opposite of happening within an imperceptibly brief period of time
“According to the model, the Big Bang is followed by a period of slow expansion and gradual accumulation of dark energy.”
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Opposite of happening or done quickly and promptly
“The input is to be treated as a delayed reply to an earlier question.”
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Opposite of completed or done with efficiency and speed
“I deserve an overdue apology and demand to know what transpired 5 years ago!”
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Opposite of existing or happening right now
“The Avengers have faced a number of dangerous enemies, each time finding a way to save the Earth from an impending end.”
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(of knowledge) Opposite of characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
“With only a superficial understanding of their position, students present their arguments half-heartedly.”
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Opposite of without intervening factors or intermediaries
Intermediary measures are needed for service issues like response times for security authorization requests and help desk calls.”
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Opposite of done or arranged in haste, usually in response to a critical situation
“Surprisingly, Mr. Marchant said it was not uncommon for jewelers to transport precious stones in this seemingly casual way.”
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Opposite of occurring or transpiring at the same moment
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Opposite of belonging to, or occurring in, the present
“After years of driving a dated vehicle, Jessie is now the proud owner of a BMW convertible.”
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Opposite of occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning
“Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated.”
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Opposite of given or done without hesitation
“I was hesitant about watching a movie that featured a rock star as its main player.”
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(law) Opposite of performed speedily and without formal ceremony
“Dismantling such structures has proved difficult, and the process of economic reform has often been tentative, dilatory, and slow.”
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Opposite of earliest in time or order
“This will be the next, and last, race that you will run, so make it count!”
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Opposite of done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice
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Opposite of highlighting the main points of a discussion
“The question of what consumers will actually do with the cash is irrelevant.”
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Opposite of ongoing, or in progress
“Before his job is finished, he will create a list of suggestions that could reduce the energy consumption of her home by 50 per cent.”
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Opposite of present
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