What is the opposite of imperative?

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Adjective
Opposite of extremely urgent or important, to the point of being impossible to do without
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Adjective
Opposite of requiring immediate action
Adjective
Opposite of giving an authoritative command
Adjective
Opposite of done, or behaving, in a brusquely imperious or authoritarian way
Adjective
Opposite of very domineering in laying down one's dogmas or beliefs
Adjective
Opposite of having the air of authority
Adjective
Opposite of showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect
Adjective
Opposite of having great influence on the result of something
“Researchers found insignificant evidence supporting the school-based interventions in preventing anxiety and depression in children.”
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Opposite of an essential or urgent thing or action
Noun
Opposite of an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority
Noun
Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation
“She stated that her debilitating physical disability was grounds for work exemption.”
Noun
Opposite of something that must be done or adhered to based on need or urgency
“Determinations that conduct was or was not willed in the appropriate sense invariably turn out to be based on judgments as to the voluntariness of the conduct.”
Noun
Opposite of moral principles that govern the conduct of a person or organization
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
Noun
Opposite of one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure
“The Chief Inspector stated to the media that the perpetrator would feel the full force of the law and pay for his transgression.”
Noun
Opposite of a moral, professional or legal duty
“He always claims nonresponsibility over the actions of his subordinates even though he manages them.”
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative command or instruction
“Joe had been given the liberty to carry out his own brand of justice by a mysterious agency.”
Noun
(dated) Opposite of a duty or responsibility associated with one's position
Noun
Opposite of a responsibility or duty assigned to someone
“They've dropped the cowardice charges, but he's going to be charged with dereliction of duty.”
Noun
Opposite of an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action
“It was my irresponsibility over the financial aspects of the accident that was worrying Mr. Spidell, not the accident itself, which was a stroke of luck in his estimation.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or fact of being required
“When some self-help books are released, their unnecessariness is so baffling and tree-wasting.”
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