What is the opposite of inspiration?

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Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that has an uplifting influence on one's intellect, emotion or creativity
“She initially considered him to be a hindrance, but he would turn out to be a pillar of support.”
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Opposite of the act of having an elevated stimulus upon one's intellect, emotion or creativity
“I am sometimes struck by periods of uninspiredness as an artist, but it rarely lasts.”
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Opposite of the act of drawing in breath
“She turns her back to me, with a sharp exhalation, and her arms shaking firmly at her sides.”
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Opposite of the ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways
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Opposite of things created or imagined in the mind
“Fantasy seldom correlates with reality.”
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Opposite of a role model or someone who has the characteristics of a mentor
“His status as a protege of the great artist had many benefits, but was ultimately a burden.”
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Opposite of the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful
“Adulthood is often equated with unimaginativeness as if childhood is the only realm of the imagination.”
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Opposite of the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom
“Through their improvidence, they had neither money nor materials.”
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Opposite of a famous person, typically successful or much-publicized
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Opposite of an illuminating realization or discovery
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(figurative) Opposite of something that provides a stimulus to the mind or soul
“I am surprised that this fluff actually passed the chief editor's approval.”
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Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
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Opposite of the source or origin of something
“It is said that reaching enlightenment is the end of suffering.”
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Opposite of emotional energy or intensity, especially in an artistic piece or performance
“He acts strangely as an unreliable narrator, and his language is full of callousness and violence.”
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(usually in singular) Opposite of the reason or origin of an event or set of circumstances
“In this paper, we explore the consequence of the country's civil war.”
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Opposite of a healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
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Opposite of the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning
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Opposite of the act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep
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